sewing for the not-so-little people

last week i attempted some sewing for ahem! adults.  so much for sewing kid’s clothing etc.

when hubz told me he bought me the sewing machine online in March, i immediately picked up my first book that weekend – one-metre wonders (aka one-yard wonders).  strange though, i haven’t make full use of the book so far – although i must admit it is a great resource.  anyway, i finally decided to make the sundress featured in this book.  i made two dresses in two days actually.  they were meant to be birthday gifts for my two lovely friends.

this piece is made for Anne. violet dots on green fabric, with matching violet bias tape and thread

i bought this fabric because of Ada - blue and brown, her signature colors. so it has to be made into something for her!

typical me, i had to tweak whatever patterns into something more 'me'. i added little bow on the back. the piece for Ada has a pleat on the back of the skirt, while the other one for Anne is done according to the pattern. additionally, i used 12mm single fold bias binding for the hem instead of a double-fold hem.

now, the question is whether they will fit.  you see, i have not a single clue of their measurements, and because i had wanted to surprise them, i did not get them to give me their vital stats.  it will be very tricky to alter if they don’t fit.. but we will see how things go… 

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  1 John 4:10