Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lady bug fat quarters

I purchased a darling fabric fat quarters bundle when I was pregnant.
Playing around with them I had a t first thought to make a little quilt top.
But then I just couldn't resist the ladybugs being a little dress.


I did a little smocking in the center.
i was so proud of myself for finding floss that matched so well
then when I was done wished it hadn't matched so well
because you barely see it.
Instead of running it through a pleater I did the dot pleat method on the back of the fabric.
It was such a small area so I thought it wouldn't be too bad.
Made me glad I have my mum's pleater for big jobs though, smile!

In the back I left the skirt open and turned the edges under.
I wanted to ruffle the bum area and be able to see it.
I ran 1 1/2 inch strips through my serger to do a bound rolled edge.
Then I gathered, pinned and sewed them  across the bottom.



It turned out pretty cute and my baby looks darling in it!

2 comments:

mer said...

that's the cutest thing ever! way to go Dlyn.

xo
mer

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I love the ruffly bum!!!

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