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Mailbox surprise: Sewpony

By Friday,7 February,2014Blog, Dress, Louisa dress, Series

Intro

I’m sure I don’t have to introduce Suz anymore! She made two adorable dress for her smallest girls and will be making a third one for Isabella!  So much sewing fun with a lot of polka dot fabrics… I think Juliette’s dress doesn’t have secrets anymore for you? For Emily she has sewn a B-day dress. I’m wondering when she is actually celebrating her birthday!? I also just finished a B-day dress for one of the girls. With a similar pattern: the Maggie Mae. What a coincidence!! Want to see a sneak preview: follow me on Instragram (Compagniemmm) to be the first to discover my latest creations… But first I give the floor to Suz!

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My name is Suz and I blog at sewpony from Australia.  I was really excited when two of my blogging friends, Marta and Marte, asked me to participate in their creative series – Mailbox Surprise.  As a sewer, there is something super exciting about receiving fabric in the mail…I loved the idea of this series!  When I saw the line up, there was someone who I thought I would like to connect with and I hoped I would be assigned her or her me…as it happened, the lovely Rachel from Stitched Together sent me the most generous and lovely parcel from the US.  Rachel makes GORGEOUS clothes for her four chilldren.  If you haven’t already checked out her blog, you will be inspired. Thank you Rachel!!

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Rachel was inspired by my pinterest boards and my blog when choosing this lovely package.  She sent me about four metres of gorgeous fabrics (detailed below), as well as some lovely crocheted lace and metallic bias trims.

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Fabric details:

  • Large cream and watermelon spot – Spoonflower dot pinned here.
  • Green and white spot – Dear Stella confetti dots in emerald.
  • Navy and white spot – by Robert Kaufmann

I have used all three fabrics, but today I am showing you two creations with two of them (I didn’t quite get the third dress finished in time….will blog about it very shortly though!!) I made my youngest two daughters, Juliette and Emily a dress each. For Emily I made a geranium dress (pattern by Made by Rae) and I used the silver bias to cover some piping for the trims. I love the fabric and with a bit of silver sparkle, I think it is so sweet!  This dress is now hanging in Emily’s bedroom and will be her birthday dress…she turns two in a month!  Paired with her little rubber gumboots marching around our new backyard, Emily looks pretty sweet and happy!

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For Juliette, I made a Louisa dress by none other than Marte (aka…Compagnie M).  This pattern is super sweet and perfect for collecting treasures around the yard!  I made a size four for Juliette (who is four in a few months). There is a bit of room which is perfect.  I used flat bias binding instead of piping around the pocket and also trimmed the seam allowance from the neckline and added the binding there as well as at the end of the sleeves. I don’t remember the name of the contrast fabric which I purchased a while ago but i think it looks perfect with the confetti spots.

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That’s it from me for today.  I hope to get Isabella’s dress finished shortly and show you how I used the navy spot. Make sure to check back on my blog if you would like to see! Thanks so much for having me Marta and Marte and thank you so much Rachel for my special package – I loved it!

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