Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Making a garment for the second or subsequent time is always so much more satisfying. You get a quicker and expected result.
I repeated this top, and yes, this time I did play with the sleeve ruffle. Rather than the ruffle being doubled or on the fold, I hemmed it using the rolled hem foot on my machine. This gives the hem a little more stiffness (rather like the fine wire put in florist's ribbon).
As a result, it ends up with a nice fluted, flowing shape, rather than rigid gathers. I think I prefer it this way.
Here's another pair of the much loved Oliver + S bloomers.
I love the crisp white in this fabric. It lends itself to being paired with a white top.
And because a little girl needs options, I've used some fabric scraps on a Townmouse tee.
Gorgeous once again. I love using a rolled hem too. Its such a delicate finish.
Posted by: Julie | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 01:35 PM
How I love Blue and white for girls!
Pink is an absolute No No ! for my sewing for the Granddaughters-have put some in Quilts but that is it!
Just love those clothes for Adelaide-reminds me of what I made for my daughter more than 30 years ago!
You are so inspiring!
Posted by: Carolyn | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 02:23 PM
Très joli, bravo !
Posted by: maxetlyly | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 04:10 PM
Posted by: christelle | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 05:36 PM
Must say I like the new ruffle too. I will have to investigate if my machine has that rolled hem foot, the effect is lovely.
Adelaide is a lucky little girl, having such a talented mother!
Posted by: Rocío | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 06:07 PM
superbe, bravo pour toutes tes réalisations, et.....ton français!!
tout sur le blog fait envie!
Posted by: cathy | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 06:39 PM
Bravo! Everything is so cute! I love that!!!
Posted by: valérie | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 07:16 PM
C'est superbe ! A very nice set !
Posted by: Petit Scarabée | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 07:22 PM
bravo! I definitely like it!!!! c'est beau , simple et soigné!
Posted by: cocobricolle | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 12:13 AM
as pretty as the first one...
Posted by: Lucie | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 12:19 AM
Very cute! I do like the way that the sleeve ruffle looks! I wish that I knew how to make these type of clothing modifications. I am still so inexperienced that I have to follow a pattern word for word. I love this outfit! Very cute!
Posted by: Erica | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 01:52 AM
Mmmm! how cuuute! congratulations for the quality of sewing!
Posted by: helenem | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 07:12 AM
oh so pretty! must make some of those bloomers!
Posted by: corrie | Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 09:38 AM
Everytime I visit you I get inspired to sew clothes fro Astrid. I wish I the day had more hours and that I had craft room I could leave messy at the end of the day.
Posted by: Anne Marie | Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 09:34 PM