Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oriental Rose...

The name of this fabric is 'Oriental Rose' and I bought it on sale a few months ago for only $4 a metre from the craft print section. I loved the colours and envisaged making a dress for Rose from it. I also bought some grey wool flannel to go with it but I wasn't exactly sure how I would put it all together.

Making this dress has been on my "to do" list for a while now and yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to finally do it. I used one of my vintage patterns as a basis and adapted it as I went along by adding straps instead of the ribbon ties on the original pattern. I also added the contrasting band at the bottom which I really like.

It was easy to make and I am pleased with the final product. I think it looks a bit "different"! Rose wore it to church today and got lots of positive comments, I was quite chuffed. :-)

If you look very carefully, you can see that I used some white vintage rose buttons at the back of the dress. I bought them from the Beach Haven Hospice shop a while back for 50 cents and this was just the project for them! I love a good vintage button. :-)


Luz said...

Hi ^^* This is Shirley.It's been a long time. I saw some of Rosie's pictures. So I want to say hello to your lovely family.Rosie's growing up, so lovely girl~~~~~~~~I want to hug her and kiss her~~~~^0^.I am so pleased to see you and hear you.I am surprised, too. You are so talented that you make a lovely and fantastic clothes for your angels. ^^ You must be a good mom. ^^ I want to be a mom like you ^^*
It is so good.I will save your homepage address. I am coming often. It is so nice to see you.^^

missyluluboutique said...

Hey Tui !
This is Helen (Seu) Edwards - Luz's mate/flatmate from back in the day at Waikato Uni. She told me about your blog and how you sew - and I am so excited that you do ! I sew custom clothing for kiddies as well - on both Ebay and Etsy. If you ever need any help on fabrics, patterns, applique or anything just let me know :)
This blog is for my designs - here is my Ebay 'Me' page:*lulu
I know there isn't the biggest selection of fabrics to choose from in NZ - if you need any just email me at
I love your designs ! - and your kiddies are so cute !!!
Love, Helen