Value Added (with remnants)

This turned out to be a very simple Remnant Redo. I made a cute dress for a little girl I know.

Simplicity 9497 View E

The fabric, which was not a remnant, was a Joann’s Easy Wash and Care fabric. A pattern for a little purse was included in the envelope.

The cute little purse

It was pretty easy overall, except for turning the tubes inside-out for the straps, a task that always makes me crazy. DH can do it with ease, but he wasn’t around so I and a chopstick went round and round.

Naturally I had a remnant for the required 3/8 yard purse lining. And I had a bunch of spare notions around the stash: a felt flower button and a light-blue pearl button for the flower center, blue ribbon, and a clip-on sunflower to embellish the purse.

Royal blue crinkle charmeuse remnant for purse lining

Not too shabby!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JanF
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 21:54:23

    You did a beautiful job!


  2. ethgran
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 22:42:54

    Not to shabby atol’ Hon. Love that fabric.


  3. Pinko Knitter
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 21:00:27

    I soooo wish I could sew like you do, but when it comes to sewing, I’m all thumbs. My grandmother was a very skilled dressmaker and tailor. I did not inherit her talents. 😦


    • jenyjenny
      Sep 30, 2012 @ 06:44:31

      I had to laugh, my mom and grandmother were great at sewing: quilts, drapes, Wedding dress and veil, anything and everything, but the talent didn’t come naturally to me! My mom thought I was unteachable and my home-ec teacher in jr high could not approach me without grinding her teeth audibly. I had to rip out this bodice and re-do it because I looked at the wrong view on the pattern the first time. The seam ripper is my most-used tool!


  4. Princess Pin Curls
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 20:50:36

    What a beautiful dress and bag…you clever bear! I’m sure that the little girl receiving it will love it. xx


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