Homemade Clothing

I did it! I made my daughter a dress using a pattern.

Here are some pictures:

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Here is the pattern I used plus the fabric. It was a very simple pattern that I simplified even further.

Cutting out the pattern:

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The pieces I used:

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And the pieces I didn’t use:

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Ironing the fabric and pinning the pattern onto the fabric:

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Here is me referencing my sewing book to see exactly what those little arrows on the pattern mean:

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And here is me doing just what the book said to do:

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Here is my sewing book. I got it in order to get better at sewing. Moving up from level 2 to level 3. Truly I would love to take a class, but seeing as I am the mother of a 22 month old child, and seeing that I already try to pack many things into life, I thought I would be more realistic and get a sewing reference guide instead. It does help, obviously.

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Here are the front and the back of the dress, laid out together after each being sewn individually.

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Pinning the two pieces together:

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Here is the dress all sewn, minus the snaps.

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My table last night, all laid out and prepared for today’s celebration. I was sewing the snaps on the dress at 12:30 last night. Oh the last minute details.

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And finally, here is River in her dress. I wish I had some beautiful pictures to show you, because boy, is it cute! But she runs so fast right back to me, excited to see how the picture turned out. She is adorable in the dress though, and we had a great, celebratory day.

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About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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5 Responses to Homemade Clothing

  1. Jenny says:

    The dress looks beautiful! Congratulations. I made my second dress for my daughter this week and a ruffled skirt for a cousin. I don’t use patterns because they have all that extra stuff and words I don’t understand. Happy dress making!
    http://skiingmama.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/i-love-ruffles/

  2. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    awesome and lovely

  3. Yes, life can be busy with a little one about! I need to get my sewing machine out – happy sewing 🙂

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