Saturday, October 2, 2010

Manhattan Dress

Well, I jumped in the deep end and sewed the hardest item in the book. My sister wanted to make one for her daughter so I thought I would as well, the Manhattan Special Occasion Dress.


It was a bit tricky, lots of curved seams which I'm not all that good at, but I learn't a lot. I did the 3-4 size.


It definitely passes the twirl test.


I got the fabric at an op-shop and I think the lining is from an old white sheet I had in the scraps container. The only thing I need to buy is some purple ribbon, the pink is just in there because that's all I had.

I love how the hemline is longer at the back and the little cap sleeves are so cute. You can't really see it in these photo's (due to some wild hair) but it also has a little collar which Ella has named the Snow White collar.


I'm just hoping she wears this one....the last dress I made she doesn't like! I know, it's taken me a while to accept as well, but there you go. She say's it's because it's got green on it. Well this one has green on it as well but she chose the fabric from the stash this time so I'm crossing my fingers.


If anyone has any idea's what to do with the Feliz (above) I'm open to suggestions...a nice charity or if you want to do a dress swap that would be good too. I can't stand to see it just dumped on the floor of the bedroom any more!

Hope you're all well. xx

13 comments:

Chantal said...

Another beautiful dress! Love the capped sleeves, and yes I can see a little of the collar : ) So much work! Well done.

Catherine said...

It's very pretty. I love the little capped sleeves and the fabric, you've done a beautiful job. I hope she enjoys her new dress it's disheartening when they won't wear something you've put so much time and effort into. My girls have done that a couple of times to me so I haven't been inclined to make them any more clothes instead I make them for friends. I hope your beautiful dress finds a happy home.

mrswhan said...

hey hannah! can you bring the dresses tomorrow? would love to see them and inspect your work up close hehe. i am so impressed (even if ella is not lol). well done you!

Kate said...

Another great dress from you!
I love the twirly pics.
Why don't you pop the other one in your shop and sell it?

Tabbyroo said...

The dresses you make are beautiful,made me think of the ones I used to make my girls when they were little.Now they are teenagers they don't want me having any involvement in their clothes choice! Linda :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Your dresses are gorgeous!!! I'd swap you if I had a girl :-)

My mother used to make lovely dresses for me and I hated them, I don't think I enjoyed wearing dresses until I was a grown up...poor mum, I was the only girl!

TK said...

oh to be the mummy of a twirly wirly beautiful girl......this dress is just lovely -& I love the last one too no matter what young Miss thinks!!!

june at noon said...

Very pretty, well done. It's awfully hard to please those small customers, isn't it?

Danielle said...

ooh lovely! x

Debbie Weisman Clasie said...

Hannah!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Nice job!!

Wendy said...

You did good, kid! Really lovely.

dash robin said...

Beautiful. I'd swap but I think my sons would have issues ;0) maybe sell it on your shop? They are both exceptionally lovely- great work!

picperfic said...

I am about to embark on making dresses for my granddaughters from this wonderful book..I love the idea of using vintage sheets. I found you via google...looks like a lovely blog! Greeting from the UK!