Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kit's new dress!

I'm so excited to show off Kit's new dress!
It's a 1930's pattern design from Farmcookies on Etsy, by Kathy. She had kindly sent me a free pattern last year, after I announced on my FB page that I just couldn't seem to get back to sewing for dolls.
Wasn't that sweet of her? I cut the pattern out right away, but lost my nerve.

This was due to the fact I had recently purchased a new Pfaff machine, and I was rather scared of using it. That's quite silly as I've sewn since 1972.
But there you have it.

I bought the fabric at Walmart, and I used vintage buttons, all different, from my mother-in-law's stash.
I think she would be pleased.
I used new trim from Dollarama, purchased for this dress. I think it turned out adorable!
What do you think?
The pattern was easy to sew. I began sewing on Monday, July 17 when I had a sewing bee here with my sister Leona. I finished it on Thursday, July 20.

By Loretta Houben


Angela said...

Kit's new dress is adorable! Love the puppy dog print. Isn't it funny how we can put off a project for so long, and then when we finally do it, we realize our fears were completely unjustified? Hopefully, your new sewing machine has become more familiar to you now so that you won't be so hesitant to try more sewing projects!

Loretta said...

Thanks, Angela! Yes, many of my fears are plain silly but they do hold me back. Sigh. I rejoice when I overcome some of them. I'm beginning to enjoy my new machine. I have a 2nd dress cut out.