Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stripey Eastery Sleeves

Working on the next challenge for the Historic Sew Fortnightly. Or actually, on Easter dresses. Both the baby and I will have stripey Easter dresses so it worked out well for this challenge, which is, simply ,stripes. 

My dress is close to being done and then I'll be making a gazillion ruffles for the baby's dress which will be of minty sheer striped cotton voile. 

(Not quite that many ruffles, true, but I do think it will take a while. I may invest in a roll-hem foot for the sewing machine but am afraid I would not know how to use it! But it may be be better than measuring, pressing, and sewing the tops *and* bottoms of so many ruffles, which will then need to be, well, ruffled and attached. 
original dress I am using as my main inspiration for Anne's dress

The baby's dress material  cost about $10 and mine was all from the stash, so these will be very inexpensive Easter dresses!

And more importantly, do not forget that today The Hobbit movie is now available for purchase! Yeay!!!



  1. I am addicted to ruffles! The dress looks beautiful, what I can see of it!

  2. Oh my gosh! That lace detail on your striped dress is GORGEOUS! You've got such a great eye for detail. Can't wait to see the final frocks!

  3. I recommend investing in the rolled hem foot. I felt the same way as you do about it, but I figured it couldn't be rocket science and it would be worth working on the skill. It was! I got it about a year ago, and now I use it wherever I can. It's not too difficult to learn how to use, and with the sewing skills you already have, you should be able to master it in no time.



Thank you for your lovely thoughts!