Friday, July 11, 2008

Another Too-Big Outfit

It was this shirt that I saw and loved last week. I was thinking how I wanted to make some for Spenser. So, when I found this pillowcase in my use-immediately pile, I knew it was destined to become a dress for Spenser. (I ended up using the basics from this tutorial.)

And some yellow gingham ribbon from Julia. I think it turned out cute. Too bad it's about 3 sizes too large and she won't be able to wear it for a few more years ... I think I have a problem lately with making things too big.

After I made it, Amandajean posted a cute shirt for her little girl. I really like her style, better than the one I made. Maybe next try ...

And, I also made a new dishtowel apron (using Randi's tutorial) which was requested for a new step-niece. I have made several aprons from this tutorial for all of my "older" nieces (the 8 and older group). The younger set of girls is Spenser and a younger niece.

17 comments:

Melanie said...

Hi Lera, lovely dress fabric! I think you saw either a baby car seat or a set of bamboo shelves in The Maze. I popped in there today after looking at the photo and seeing something which matched the new bureau. It turned out to be a cupboard on barley twist legs but in very bad condition needing some plane-ing sanding and re-staining. On top of all that the proce was £55! EEK!

The apron is sweet too. I don't know how you manage so much real sewing. I've only managed part of a bag and some lav bags today.

Diane said...

Very sweet yellow dress (at least you know she'll grow into it.) I just finished my 2nd pillowcase dress (also yellow - see blog). Great pattern. I used a very similar one here: http://www.jenleheny.com/pillowcase-dress-instructions
I don't know how you find the time to sew, but I'm on a mission to do the same. This novice is inspired by all the great things that you make! Thank you!

Liz said...

I love these projects! You know what they say, it's better to make it too big than too small! :)

Emily said...

Nothing's worse than spending time making something (that your clearly excited about) only to have it not fit! UGH!! I hate that, too!

hooli said...

oh man! You were able to use it. See, I knew you'd make a good home for an orphaned piece of ribbon.

Mirre said...

Too big is better than too small... Spenser will have something to look forward to!

Suzanne said...

Any chance you could wear it as a shirt? You're so tiny (in your pictures, I think! LOL) that you probably could. I just bought my sister-in-law a similar one from Etsy, and she loves it!

amandajean said...

I was going to say better too big than too small, too. and since it's from a vintage pillow case, it's just going to get better with age!

thanks for the link! :)

Little Munchkins said...

It is such a pity the dress is too big but I always say too big is better than too small :) At least she will get to wear it later.

Blue Yonder said...

Oh man! I hate when I do that! Of course, mine always works the opposite way... everything's too small.

Gail :) said...

Cute little dress. I am sorry the dress is too big, but at least she will have a really cute dress to wear after her next growth spurt ;) I am sooo bummed we missed the slurpees. I will have to remember it next year.

Stacey said...

I hate when that happens! Getting it just right is tricky :)

I love the yellow fabric though, very summertime.

V & Co. said...

okay so i clicked over here from your comment on my blog and i love your blog! and you are funny! EVEN BETTER! i can't wait to try to pillow case dress! thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jo-Anne said...

Cute little dress. Don't worry, it will fit her before you know it! The little apron is so cute! I just love aprons!!!

Karyn said...

I love that pillowcase dress!! Too bad it's too big. Oh well, she'll grow into it, it's not a waste.

I also looked at Amandajean's top. Cute!

miss chris said...

Better eventually wearable than not at all. It's cute. The last one I did for Fidge was the same way!

utmommy said...

Very cute! You always make the cutest things.

At least it's too big and not too small. She'll be able to wear it later on:)