Amalee’s birthday is today and this is the dress I made for her. A simple shirred summer dress made following this tutorial by (why oh why don’t I bookmark these things! I can’t find it…..I’ll keep looking). I wasn’t sure if I liked the final result but after bribing Giles to try it on for me, I think it turned out ok. I wish that I had some white elastic thread though. The store only had black and I didn’t have time to shop around for more. Oh well, it isn’t noticeable when it is being worn, it just stick out like dogs ‘you-know-whats’ on the hanger.

Another week, another party. I had better wrap it up now as we are heading off soon. Stay tuned for the next 4 year old’s present!


Why was I so scared about doing this it’s so easy!
instead of tidying & getting ready for our busy week I sat at the machine to pump out the remainder of my cloth nappies (before the wee gal grows out if them). two inserts later I wad bored, bored, bored so decided to swap gears completely and sew her up a shirred dress.
All the tutorials out there say it’s so easy and what do you know, it is! I’m hooked now. I couldn’t stop at one dress and whipped up another, then matching bloomers for the 1st dress.
Now, who else do I know who NEEDS a dress/top like this?