12.8.09

oh babydoll

Forgive the shyness; I am disinterested in being photographed these days, but somehow this dress looked worse on the hanger. Is that really me wearing a dress made out of jersey? Why yes, it is. Fickle! I made it last night using the babydoll dress pattern in Sew U: Home Stretch. It was so easy. I used my serger but I did the finishing on my machine with a ballpoint needle. I trimmed about five inches off the hem; it hits above the knee. A little bit Laura Ashley, a little bit 90210.

Lately every time I walk into a shop selling clothing for young folks I feel as though I'm walking into my early teenhood circa 1993. I thought, well, I can make floral jersey t-shirts and leggings and dresses myself. I went to King Textiles on Richmond Avenue and at the back of the shop, they have bolts and bolts of floral knits that I am convinced have been sitting there since circa 1993. The real deal.

12 comments:

  1. It looks great, I love the floral print! Jersey dresses can be so wonderful, glad you tried them out!

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  2. um, this is amazing. want to make one for me? joking....but only kind of!

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  3. Yeah! Reliving the 90s! Your dress is super cute! And totally authentic!
    I just bought the sweetest floral rayon babydoll... the problem is that its for babies. Too small :( I want to live in that dress and wear matte raisin lipstick!

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  4. nice work! i love the florals and how pretty and simple it is. I will also being checking out that CB perfume line! sounds so interesting and may just be scent i could get into. thanks!

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  5. I wore a very similar dress from Bootlegger to my grade 8 grad in 1993. So funny.

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  6. I like the fabrics floral design, very colorful.

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  7. The dress look beautiful it fits you well. For a starter you’ve done a great job!

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  8. i love this! i wish i knew where to find some cool floral knits! i've never sewn with knit fabric before, though, and am pretty intimidated. i'd love to make a floral tee. Would you recommend the Sew U books?

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  9. shoulda read this before i sent my email to you haha. so cute! i thought for sure this was vintage! i recently explored the florals at a couple local stores and i too am obsessed..so good.

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