Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ansley's Favorite Book Brought to Life


I've been enjoying the Once Upon a Thread series at one of my favorite blogs, No Big Dill.

I went to Joann's the other day to find some green fabric for an upcoming project (well, it's actually done but the recipient hasn't seen it yet) and found this perfect green corduroy. Joann's is moving to a bigger location (closer to my house) and everything in the store is marked down. All of the fabric was being sold by the bolt so I had enough to make Ansley a little dress. (and possibly enough to make something else for me. . . .)

The inverted pleat wasn't part of my original plan (I cut up the fabric while Ansley was sleeping) but it's cute over her belly and I like how it turned out. I'm also pretty excited about the topstitching on the straps. I also really like the gathers in the back. And in case you're curious, I didn't make any buttonholes; the buttons are sewed directly on to the straps.

I did take a few pictures of the creation process, which I'll post if any one is interested. :)

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  1. This is adorable! I love Corduroy. She looks like she loves it too!

  2. So wonderful! Our son loves that book too! So sweet that she now has matching overalls. You could even leave one shoulder strap undone without a button for greater authenticity. ;)

  3. Cute! Seriously Em, I think our days are the same, sew, change a diaper, sew, eat, sew, nap for little one, sew really fast, change a long overdue diaper, sew.
    I love the once upon a thread series, rawlins favorite books are all Thomas, Cars, and Toy Story books. so... well he has those costumes all ready... I guess I did make him some pillows. but their not that cute.

  4. The green corduroy is perfect! Thanks for stopping by today! Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who lets their child watch tv to finish sewing. I'm worse though because mine isn't even 1 yet. Bad habit to start early, right? Yikes. Excited you found me, you have a great blog.


  5. Corduroy is such a favorite in our house - not only for my children, but for me as well and my own childhood! Great job - super cute!!!


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