Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Winter Dress and Coat

Winter dress and Coat

I felt totally inspired the other day after watching the last episode of season 2 of 
The Great British Sewing Bee.

I decided to make this sweet dress.

The coat followed the next day.

I matched the lining of the dress to the underneath of the collar 
and while I was at it I made a matching hairbow.

I used a recycled sheet to make this little outfit.
It was 1000tc and the quality really matched the style.
It  looks like it belongs in the 1960's, doesn't it.

My pleats turned out perfectly :)
I added some secret little side pockets to the dress.
I even used french seams to finish the dress.

I am not the greatest at installing zips but I must admit 
I am quite happy with the result this time.

And do you know the best thing about it,
my daughter loves it ♥


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Sherry! And look at those perfect pleats... your daughter looks beautiful in it, too.

  2. What a gorgeous outfit! Love it. Yes the pleats are perfect!

  3. What a DARLING outfit! Your daughter is so pretty in it! I love that the fabric is recycled, too. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. Hi! Saw you in Sewing Tutorial Requests. I love this dress. It reminds me of the book Matilda. I'd love for you to visit me at http://newbiesewist.blogspot.com

    1. thanks heather,
      i am heading over to visit you now :)

  5. They are lovely!!! So vintage!!