Sunday, May 10, 2009

Print, dots and pink

So now the summerdress - which I showed a little bit of recently - is done. I have had this fabric for a long time. I couldn't get myself to use it. But having the Rosamarie pattern in my hands, I knew that it was time to make the fabric into something.

At first I wanted the dress to be very simple and without any other colours or prints being added. I thought that the pink and white print was enough to make the dress look fine.

But when I started making the neckline, I had a sudden urge to add something wild to it. I really like what happens when different patterns are put together.

So the orange bias tape with dots was a perfect choice. I love pink and orange together!

The bias tape called out for more dots on orange, and I had to make 2 fabric covered buttons for the front of the neckline...

And that was it!

I really like the A-line shape which the dress has. I can see it as a dress, but also as a tunic with trousers under. I made a size 6 years - due to the shape I think that it will be wonderful for playing and running. Freedom to move is so important in a piece of clothes, if you ask me....no matter whether it is a pair of trousers, a dress or a skirt.

16 comments:

  1. Den er fantastisk flot Ulla. Og du har helt ret - det orange klær stoffet så godt! Du er altså en knag ;-) (ja - jeg løber snart tør for rosende gloser om dig......)

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  2. Hvor er den dog fantastisk flot og så med de små detaljer, der helt og aldeles fuldender billedet.

    Bare jeg havde en lille pige i nærheden, der kunne lege prinsesse i den ;-)

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  3. Love, love, love this dress. i want one for me and one for Molly x

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  4. It's so cute!! The orange is perfect.

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  5. I love it - the shape and the fabric are just perfect! Can you make adult sized ones ;-)

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  6. I like this very much. The orange really works well with the pink and keeps the dress from looking too precious. Wonderful work!

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  7. Hej Ulla
    Hvor er den smuk.
    Er stoffet fra Amy Butler?
    Og det småprikkede har du også købt det over there?
    Virkelig nogle skønne detaljer.Helt sikkert unik.
    har kigget med hos dig længe og nu var jeg altså nød til at sende dig et kompliment.
    Fabelagtig.
    kh Jeannet

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  8. A great idea to add some orange...now it looks just perfect!
    Sweet, sweet dress:)

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  9. 1000 tak, Gitte - du gør mig da helt rørt og flov :0))

    Jeg synes også selv, at den orange fungerede noget bedre end bare det lyserøde og råhvide alene. Der skulle lige lidt andet til for at kjolen ikke blev for tøset ;0)

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    Mange tak, Jeannette Mariae :0)) Jeg trængte lige til at lave en pigekjole i noget af mit yndlingsstof. ;0)

    Prinsesse kunne man vist godt lege i den, for der kan komme masser af strut i skørtet når man snurrer rundt. :0))

    Det er dejligt at vi i min familie stadig har nogle små niecer, for min pige er godt nok også for stor til denne størrelse ;0)

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much, Amy :0)

    I actually wouldn't mind having something in this fabric either - that makes three of us ;0))

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    Thank you very much, Ruth :0) The orange simply had to be added - and since it's a bias tape and includes sewing by hand, it's almost a necessity :0) I love sewing by hand, you know ;0)

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    Oh, thanks a lot, Di :0) The A shape is also one of my favourite styles - both for children and adults. Making one for you is no problem ;0))

    The shape actually looks rather similar to the one I recently made with the birds and the dots.

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    I'm really happy that you like it, icile - thank you very much. :0)

    I'm thrilled that the dress doesn't look to precious to you, because that's exactly what I aimed for - I didn't want it to look too girly and romatic.

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    Rigtige mange gange tak, Silas og Sol. Hvor er det sødt af dig. :0)

    Det er dejligt at du skriver - jeg værdsætter virkelig den respons som jeg får her på bloggen.

    Stoffet er rigtig nok fra Amy Butlers Lotus linie og skråbåndet har jeg købt for længe siden i USA.
    Du er en "stofkender" kan jeg høre (og se på din blog - den vil jeg til at læse med på). Synes du ikke, at der er utrolig mange anderledes tekstiler derovre. Jeg synes, at det er udfordrende at købe stof i andre lande, og sy noget som kan passe her i lille Danmark ;0)

    OG vi mangler helt sikkert anderledes skråbånd herhjemme ;0)

    Mange hilsner
    Ulla

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    Iinu thank you very much :0)) A master in dresses is what you are. You have made so many recently, which are perfect for summer days.

    It definitely isn't the last time I mixed orange and pink ;0)

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  10. NEJ, hvor er den sød. Den orange farve giver kjolen lige den 'kant', der gør kjolen helt unik. Gisp og smelt! Jeg er vild med den, især farvesammensætning og de to små knapper!

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  11. your little dress is adorable. I am just about to leave for the States where I will be seeing my one year old niece - I am taking that fabric with me so I can make her a dress. thanks for the inspiration.
    Are the patterns in English?

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  12. Scrumptious! I love the orange you used to accent this sweet pink dress. It's so cute!

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  13. 1000 tak, Rosanna :0)) Jeg er også selv glad for det orange og det pink sammen - det er bestemt ikke sidste gang jeg vil gøre det ;0)
    Den orange skulle bare tilføjes, for ellers syntes jeg simpelthen at kjolen så lidt for pussenuttet ud. ;0))

    Og så er jeg jo helt afhængig af stofbetrukne knapper ;o))

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    Thank you very much, Cathy :0)) I read it on your blog yesterday, that you were going to the USA and left you a little comment. Lucky, lucky you and the fact that you are going to see your little niece, must make it even better.

    The pattern is bought in a Danish shop called STOF200 and I dont think that it comes in English.
    But with your sewing skills, I'm sure that you would be able to make it.

    Let me know if you want me to help you buy it, and send it to you. ;0)

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    Thanks you very much, Katherine :0))
    I simply thouhgt that the dress looked too romantic just in pi´nk and white, so I had to do something.
    In my childhood it would have been completely impossible to wear those 2 colours at the same time. Isn't it funny how everything changes?

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  14. Hej Ulla
    Jo helt utrolig mange smukke fabrics.
    Når man som "stofnarkoman" som jeg jeg slet ikke kan lade være at købe når jeg ser noget smukt stof er det rigtig farligt at begive sig i krig med internettets fabricshops.
    Men du har helt ret i det med smukke kantbånd er en mangelvarer herhjemme, derfor laver jeg dem oftes selv får på den måde at få det helt unikt.
    Jeg har dog længe været på udkig efter noget som det prikkede på din smukke kjole og noget små ternet i gult og det er endnu ikke lykkedes mig at finde det.
    jeg tror jeg må se om jeg kan finde det der Amy Bulter stof et sted for det er altså bare smukt.
    Du skal være velkommen på min blog, den er dog ikke så smuk og professionel som din.
    Men jeg nyder at skrive små indlæg når tiden er til det.
    Kh Jeannet

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  15. Hej Jeannet!
    Mange tak for din kommentar. :0) Jeg ved hvor du kan finde ternet skråbånd i gult. Kig på Superbuzzy.com under "notions and trims" der er det på s. 3 tror jeg...

    Og Amy Butlers smukke stof finder du hos Fabric.com (søg på: Amy Butler Lotus Wall Flower Pink)

    Jeg håber, at du kan bruge adresserne til noget!

    Jeg har kigget på din blog, og det er nogle fine ting du syer. Der vil jeg kigge forbi igen...

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  16. Kære Ulla
    Tak få for det. Jeg vil snarligt gå ind og kigge efter kantbånd.
    Om få minutter går turen til London hvor jeg ikke har været i over 20 år og så skal jeg over og kigge på Liberty stoffer.
    Tak for oplysningerne, vi skrives jo nok ved.
    Kh Jeannet

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