sewing for girls

if lil j was a girl, i’d probably be already making all sort of dresses and fancy outfit for her daily!  but well, he is a boy.  so my attempts at sewing for girls are minimal (and boring).  so far.

made this A-line pinafore after having started sewing for 2 weeks and a little.  it was for my niece, A.  (we are many plane-hours away so it was quite a feat for a then 2 week old sewer)  regardless, i got a pattern from a book for 2T (A was turning 4) so i had to use the best of my imagination (and i guess some common sense) to come out with a simple dress.  it fit.  not particularly well, but it did fit.

my first ever dress. it was a simple pattern, the only challenge was to apply the bias tape - i later came to know that i did it kind of the wrong way, but well, it still turned out pretty decent. and birthday girl was pleased 🙂

then, i wanted to urmm.. practise some more, and also because i would love to make something for A’s elder sister (W) as well, i sew some more girl’s outfit.  a pleated skirt for W, and a set of halter top with a simple skirt (again) for A – making full use of my 1 metre.

the fabric was simply gorgeous, so i just made a real simple pleated skirt for W (8T)

started only with the skirt. but since there was a piece of fabric left after making the other skirt, i just piece the leftover together to make the halter top.

not much real work for these since there were such simple patterns.  but those were my firsts.  hopefully something more sophisticated might come out one day 😛

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  Luke 11:9-10

…j

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2 thoughts on “sewing for girls

    • thanks! yup, i got it for a bargain and couldn’t think of how else better to use than to make lovely skirts. praise the Lord for crafty mamas 😛

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