Thursday, April 08, 2010

popover sundress


here are some bad pictures of a dress i made for pearl this week. the beautiful fabric is moda and was a birthday present from my wonderful sister sarah. as with all my projects, there is some definite wonkiness (weird hem, weird straps, blech.), but i really think it's cute! it's a free pattern from oliver & sgood for beginners like me.

36 comments:

Allred Fam said...

cute, nice work....

I finished off a skirt on Tues., maybe Payton will wear it Sunday.....

Sarah said...

abby, it's darling! you're so ambitious. i can't believe you've already made something with the fabric. i love the yellow straps - nice work!

David and Shalynna said...

I LOVE it! That fabric is darling, darling. The yellows and grays were so pretty together and I love the scalloped edge. What a cute touch.

I'm so glad you shared the free pattern. Maybe someday I'll make one too.

And Pearl looks just so adorable in it. I love her.

Nancy said...

that's so cute Abby, it looks perfect for where you guys live too, so bright and cheery!

Sophia said...

I love it! I printed it off so I can try to make it. I could very well screw it up though I am a begginer to sewing, but I'm enthusiastic to try!

Horsley Family said...

Adorable! I'm really impressed, considering you are calling yourself a beginner (pretty sure I couldn't even cut that pattern out properly:). It really is too bad we aren't on the same island, I could use some creative company!

Emz said...

I'm just wondering if you have anything you DON'T do perfectly or what talent you DON'T have.

I am loving this. Adore the fabric. And I think it'd make a perfect swim cover-up for a big someone like me.

emily said...

wow. this is totally fabulous. you did an AMAZING job.

(i'n a kakie) said...

i wanna make a million! LOVE the peek of green. A couple of wears and all the wonkiness will be gone. so cute. good work.

Anonymous said...

Abby, that is fantastic! I'm glad you had a sewing day with your friends, and that you finished a project that day! Very impressive. Very cute. AG

Signorina Svizzera said...

I'm so impressed! I can barely sew buttons back on my coats, so you are light-years ahead of me!

Jenna Eve said...

That is so adorable. Pearl looks like she belongs in the forties. A mini and modest pin up girl .

Becky Filhart said...

Man...you and Beth...overachievers. I just sat and talked, ate a lot of food, and screwed up Beth's machine. Reminds me of young women project activities...those were the days!!! Maybe one day I'll piece together Mia's skirt...I suppose we'll just have to have another sewing day to help me with that one!

sarah marie. said...

it's darling! good job..

Brooke said...

I am of the kind who can barely sew buttons back on coats, so to me, that dress looks incredibly cute, esp. for being "homemade".

communikate. said...

adorable.

wendy said...

Adorable. I love it. You are talented Abby. Maybe someday you can teach me how to sew. I want to make skirts for my little girls but I don't even know where to start.

Pearl is as gorgeous as ever.

I love you guys!!!!

MissKris said...

I wish I knew how to sew. I really want to learn so bad so I can make cute things like this! Good job!

Jenn Kirk said...

Really, a beginner can make that? Because it is perfect.

Leslie said...

such an adorable dress and an even more adorable little girl! good job you seamstress you!

Tiffany said...

that is way too cute! i think i'm going to start sewing cute stuff like that when i have a girl someday. :)

chelebug said...

it's adorable :)

rubi said...

what a cute dress. who cares if it's not perfect, as long as it is wearable :)

Emily said...

You are the best, Abby. Love you!

Elena said...

Abby, the dress looks gorgeous! I love the fabric. You are very talented! I have downloaded the pattern. Really want to attmept creating something similar. Thank you for sharing!

Bethany said...

Very cute, and I love the top picture!

Andrea said...

That is sooooo darn cute! Great Job Abby! Pearl is such a cutie too! I miss you guys!

Jennifer said...

Hi Abby, I'm sure you don't remember me but I'm an old friend of Sarah's from when you were a baby in Kennewick (crazy, I know.) Hope you don't mind that I check in on you Godfreys every now and then. I have never commented, but just have to comment on this priceless photo b/c your daughter looks exactly like you did at that age--just absolutely adorable. And I agree w/Sarah--you are ambitious and talented. Love the fabric, love the dress, and not surprised that your stylish sister got it for you. Hope I haven't creeped you out with my comment. Your family is so cute and your blog is really fun to read--so cool what you're doing down in St. Kitts. You are one brave, strong young mother. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

SO cute! I'd wear it! Hem and all. :)

whimsy said...

seriously this is amazing, im so impressed ! love the little green detail at the top! and how cute is your daughter>! and your curtains in the background. i love it all, you are so good! did you get my email?
loves!
britt

kayleen said...

it's perfect. and simple. love it.

communikate. said...

dear abby.

i miss your blogging face.

sincerely yours,

kate.

my mudda' calls me jack said...

love it abby!!! inspired.

Susan said...

adorable, both her + the dress.

Miss MyKelle J said...

i just bought the same fabric. yay i love the dress you made so cute!

more posts please :) i am missing you.

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