Monday, October 10, 2011

Heidi & Finn Cowl Neck Jumper Dress

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Thank you for all the kind Thanksgiving wishes.  We had a wonderful weekend with lots of good food and beautiful weather. We enjoyed our turkey outside the deck (I think that’s the first time) and went on a fun nature hike.  Lily made this little Thanksgiving tree. I gave her some decor type leaves applied with chalkboard paper rectangles and left her alone for some quiet time. She wrote out what she was thankful for – Kolors, Shells, Walnuts, home etc.

IMG_0841 So I have decided to take up elsie marley’s kid’s clothing week challenge and I am working a on a few garments for the girls.  If the stars are aligned and all that there might be quite a few sewing posts this week …umm…if you don’t enjoy the sewing projects, maybe come back in a couple of weeks :)   I made this dress for Lily for Thanksgiving. The pattern is by Heidi & Finn.  The knit is very cozy and has lots of neat animals, a pheasant, chipmunk, etc. {I made a poncho out of the same fabric last year}. The belt is just the “wrong side” of the fabric.  This is a very simple sew. It actually took more time to turn the belt than complete the entire dress.

 

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Have a great week,

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13 comments:

  1. I love the fabric and the pattern! Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians!

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  2. I thought I remembered that fabric! Love it even more on the dress. Very sweet. The chalkboard leaves are a wonderful idea...the walnuts made me smile.

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  3. Hasn't it been a glorious weekend? Happy Thanksgiving!

    Cute dress, cute craft!

    lea
    xo

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  4. what unique fabric ! perfect for Thanksgiving

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  5. That fabric is just delightful. Sounds like an a lovely Thanksgiving celebration. What a beautiful photoshoot of your daughter. The weather was just unheard of for October in MI too.

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  6. Adorable dress, KJ. I love that the belt is the wrong side of the fabric... so clever! Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  7. She looks absolutely darling in it especially with her hat.

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  8. The dress is lovely. Your daughter looks so grown up!

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  9. I just can't get over how special this dress is! So beautiful - great job!

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  10. Your daughter looks just like you KJ. She's such a cutie! Using the reverse of the fabric for the belt was a great idea for the belt too.

    Have you tried this trick for turning belts and things? Makes it SO easy!!!

    http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/07/magic-tube-turning-trick/

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  11. That dress is great!! Love it!! And a belated happy thanksgiving to you and your gang!

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  12. Awg the fabric is adorable! And the belt makes it look so chic!

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  13. You must have the best dressed kids in town. Every time I stop by, it seams live you've sewn another wonderful garment for them.

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