Sewing Garments!

I have two quilts due in a six weeks, but I’ve been promising dresses to my girls!  So my goal for this week has been to cut and start (maybe finish) three dresses!

I am a sucker for patterns when Joann’s has them for $1 – we just happened to be there on one of those weekends a few months back, and I had the girls pick out patterns that they liked.  I am able to steer them toward quick and semi- easy patterns still :)  which helps!

Yesterday I finished cutting out the third dress and applied the interfacing needed, then set to work with the smallest!  I have three different patterns, so I’m taking them one at a time.  Here’s the bodice to Sophia’s dress —

I will share pattern details next time – I need to get it finished!  The fabrics are Nicey Jane – and so cute!  I’m hoping to add the sleeves and skirt later tonight, I’m excited to finish :)
Today I’m going to share my quilts with Emily’s quilt guild!  All of them are quilts that you have seen here, nothing from my book – don’t worry :)  I’m looking forward to meeting Emily – we’ve been blog buddies for a year and a half now, and finally meeting! 
I hope that you are having a good day, what are you up to?

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By |2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00March 18th, 2010|sewing|22 Comments


  1. Jackie March 18, 2010 at 5:08 am - Reply

    What a fun little dress! I used to sew all my kids clothes before they learned to get dirty. Which that was pretty much when they started to walk. It was fun, but I do love quilting more.

  2. Blue Is Bleu March 18, 2010 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Oooh Nicey Jane is definitely perfect for dresses!

    I too tend to take a little detour from whatever I'm working on! I'm working on a queen quilt and have a king lined up… and yet I'm toying with the idea of making a couple baby quilts in the meantime. Oh boy lol

  3. Dawn March 18, 2010 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Love the dress! I'm working on a Christmas table topper – should have it together today. Many Blessings!

  4. wishes, true and kind March 18, 2010 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Smile. My mother sewed all my school dresses (we weren't allowed to wear pants) when I was growing up. You are making so many wonderful memories for your girls :)

  5. Janet2b March 18, 2010 at 6:38 am - Reply

    The dress will be darling! Cute fabric, too. I'm trying to get to work but I got all these social network sites to check on! hehe

  6. ginger March 18, 2010 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I made that same dress for my girls' Easter dresses last year. It is super cute. Love the fabrics you are using!

  7. call me crazy March 18, 2010 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Fun times! I used to sew all my DD's dresses too. She learned to sew making shorts. Have fun at quilt guild!

  8. Allie March 18, 2010 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Oh Amy that looks so cute, can't wait to see them all done up. I can't sew garments to save my life. Not that my boys would appreciate it if I could, lol….enjoy the guild visit!

  9. Terriaw March 18, 2010 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I haven't sewn any garments in many years, since I was a teenager. (I used to sew a lot of Barbie clothes too!) These dresses for your girls sound so fun to work on. Love the look of the first one so far. Good luck at the quilt guild!

  10. Linda March 18, 2010 at 9:52 am - Reply

    i love making garments for little girls, am in the process of it at the moment. Sweet fabric you chose, and I'm with you, when patterns are on sale you can't pass them up.

  11. amylouwho March 18, 2010 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I love these! Maybe you can post them tomorrow for sew & tell!!! :)

    I just finished up fixing a skirt for Alison, made some zipper pouches and I'm getting ready to cut out some bags.

    OH, and unrelated to sewing, I went through all the baby girl clothes I have yesterday to see what I'll be able to use – soooo, maybe I'm nesting?

  12. audreypawdrey March 18, 2010 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I am all about making dresses right now! So you need to share what patterns you used and if they were easy or not, so I can add them to my list. I have several unfinished quilts that I need to work on, too!

  13. Busty LaRue March 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I love Nicey Jane! Can't wait to see the finished dresses.

  14. Ritapizza March 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    It's beautiful! That does not look simple at all! Your girls are gonna love their new dresses made by you!

  15. Cindy March 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Oh, I can't wait to see the finished dresses! I just finished some burp cloths and a cute little pillow for my niece who was just born yesterday! I recently picked up some super cute fabrics in pretty greens and yellows, and I'm thinking I want to make a cute, ruffly apron out of it. When is spring break?

  16. Candied Fabrics March 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Sigh – I have no girls…

  17. sandra March 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Lucky you I don't have a little girl to sew for, I just have two 3 year old grandsons but they aren't quite as fun to sew for. The patterns for little girls are so cute, I will be waiting to see them

  18. Kathy March 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I have all boys and they are just not fun to sew clothing for……so I keep making them quilts instead, smile

  19. WoolenSails March 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I wish I had a little girl to make clothes for, my mine are grown up. I do want to make my own clothes though, but never see patterns I like, so thinking of making my own patterns from my favorite clothes.


  20. Lis March 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! Note to self: speak to daughter and son about the possibility of a grand daughter!! My scrumptious grandson would not appreciate a frilly dress (I don't think).

  21. Dresden Quilter March 19, 2010 at 5:29 am - Reply

    The dress looks great. I need to take some time to make one for my daughter.

  22. lisa March 19, 2010 at 9:23 am - Reply

    clothing intimidates me. I have a cute pattern for girls pants and shirts and some adorable fabrics for it and a pattern for a dress and the fabrics for it that I LOVE but can't get myself to do it! now quilting, strait lines, 1/4" seam, no problem!!!

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