Monday, 27 June 2011

All dressed up

Well let’s start with the good news, I am currently temping at a legal media agency, so am no longer a burden on the state... now if only I could get a full time job, life would be perfect!

One of the lovely things about working in the West End was being able to nip into John Lewis to get some bargains in the sale and better still I was able to buy them with gift vouchers.  And this is what I bought a metre of each of the fabrics below, which will be transformed into little outfits for girls together with some matching cottons
Here is one of the little dresses which I finished over the weekend.  I love it because it brings together two of my favourite crafts, sewing and knitting.  The bodice is knitted in cotton, using a moss stitch background and a cable stitch, delicately finished off with a picot edging and the dress is worked in cotton.  These dresses are for 6 - 9 month olds but can be made up to fit a three year old.
And here is another dress which I will put together tonight... I love the grape colour of the cotton.  So now that you have seen these, how about taking a look at Wendy’s Handmade Monday and see what everyone else has been up to?

I am going to pop them up on my Etsy shop, do hope that people like them.

And finally, I delivered the rag wreaths at the weekend and Sarah is thrilled with them, which is a big relief.

23 comments:

Wendy said...

What gorgeous little dresses and a lovely idea. My knitting woudl not be up to standard, I'm afraid!

Kazies Magical Designs said...

these dresses are gorgeous what a lovely idea to put the wo crafts together xxxx

Wendy said...

Sorry, didn't realise it'd come up with that mysterious "this post has been removed by the author" statement! I just deleted it because shomehow I managed to post it twice - nothing mysterious, just me having a senior moment x

Carolee Crafts said...

What a good idea , knitting and sewing wonderful dresses/ I love JL but spend a fortune when I visit good not just around the corner, lol

Carol said...

They are very unusual. For that reason alone they should catch the eye but they are lovely anyway.

Picto said...

The dresses are charming, the colours are lovely, I especially like the grape. Good news indeed on the job front.

Jan x

Yarn Dependent Me said...

If I were a smaller lady, I would so be wearing those.

Caroline Lovis said...

Congrats on the job Ros. Love your little girl makes, very unique, hope thye do well on Etsy

Helen said...

The dresses are lovely and what a nice idea :)

fatmonica said...

I love these dresses,they look fabulous!

Kryshees said...

What a great idea, i can't knit for toffee!!

Sam Findlay said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! Those little dresses you've made/making are so sweet!

Adaliza said...

Absolutely fabulous! I can imagine little girls and their mums spending ages choosing which colour they like. A lovely idea.

itsamistry said...

The dresses are gorgeous - I make my niece a couple of dresses each year. I recently spotted a new stall on the outside market selling fabric - hope he gets good sales and decides to make it more permanent.

Susie said...

Congrats on your job, that's probably a load off your mind. And what a wonderful little dress, very pretty. :)

Annie and Lyn said...

The dresses are lovely - wonderful combination - and they should sell very well as they are unusual.

Good luck with the job - sometimes temp work leads to permanent.

Mimi and Cakes said...

Wonderful! And what lovely fabrics. Good luck x

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous little dresses. Love the combination of knitting with the cotton below. Hugs Mrs A.

Sew to the Sea said...

They're lovely little dresses. It's an unusual idea but the result is fab! I really like the grape like Picto. Nik x

Aviya Glass said...

Absolutely adorable dresses!
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dorsetgirl said...

Those dresses are beautiful, any little girl would be lucky to have one of them.
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Helen said...

Left something on my blog for you x

Liz@Violet Posy said...

That is such an adorable dress, I love it! x