automne – FO 23/2012

So I have preparation for my final exam to do.

And the kids have brought home back-to-school-lurgy so I’ve been feeling quite a bit under par this week.

So, of course, I’ve been making a dress for Button.

And not just any old dress…no!  A forest themed dress for FSC Friday!

When school told us that today the children could go dressed in green instead of uniform, or in something forest themed, I first planned to do a quick dress out of cord to represent the tree with a few felt leaves tacked to it!

These leaves are all properly appliquéd onto the dress…by hand!  Thanks to the lovely Liz for letting me raid her felt stash!

I must be mad.  I swear I need to learn to leave well alone.  But this has gone from being a one off costume to a little dress she can wear all winter.  And a self drafted one to boot.

Because you know that the leaves go round to the back of the dress too.

Yep…I did…I’m crazy!  Even more so when you consider that that is a hand picked zip.

It was so worth it though to see her face light up as she saw it coming together, for the ecstatic thank yous, and the bear hug and face full of kisses she bestowed.

I know she won’t always want Mummy’s handmades, so for now I’m happy to pull crazy sewing out of the hat now and again.  Even if I should be studying.  😉


I forget the credit for the squirrel appliqué ..I do apologise.  

I sourced this from Wee Folk Art and you can download it here.

20 Responses to automne – FO 23/2012

  1. Jane says:

    Oh, that’s wonderful, and her face is a picture!
    Reminds of a t shirt I did for my eldest. He was an owl, and I stitch paper feathers all over it. It was years before he got rid of it.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      They love stuff like this…I think she’d like an owl dress too! The squirrel is her favourite part.

  2. Melizza says:

    Oh. My. God. That dress is adorable. As is your little Button wearing it. So so so cute!

  3. kristinm100 says:

    I shrieked when I saw this! How awesome! It’s the perfect Canadian dress!! And Button is so cute I want to cuddle her up! She’s like her own woodland creature.

  4. That is absolutely stunning! Could you make me one please in extra, extra large?!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      At xxl surely it’s for Big Man not you!
      I swear that last night I didn’t want to see another felt leaf as long as I lived. Now I’m thinking “what next”.
      Completely bonkers!

  5. Sue Taylor says:

    It is fantastic, and I love the squirrel too

  6. Moley says:

    Gosh, you are so talented. It’s beautiful, as is the model. Well done.

  7. sewbusylizzy says:

    Oh that is too perfect and she’s just adorable

  8. Anne W says:

    That’s got to be the cutest thing I’ve seen for ages! I’ll bet she wears it loads this winter!

  9. Cute … silly smile!

  10. PS I know what you mean about crazy – I’m hand sewing in the lining for my girls’ little dress too. ‘Tis nice to do slow stuff actually

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I love hand stitching, but folks usually think I’m crazy. Only the non-sewers who don’t get it, of course!