Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A scarf and a little dress

I wanted to make a little dress for an acquaintance of mine, who had a baby girl a few months ago. So I found this pattern in an Ottobre magazine - I needed size 74 cl.

The upper part of the dress is cut fairly high on the dress, and I kind of like that on this model. This and the fact that it's gathered in the middle, makes the dress a bit more copious.

I made the dress reversible - I'm rather fond of that at the moment - because I think it's smart and because it's warmer for a baby with two layers of fabric.

The fabric with the small flowers in different colors, is one whichI have used before. It's called Ginger Blossom. The bright one is a Japanese fabric and I simply love it - I have it in pale pink as well.

Making buttons on both sides is easy - I simply make sure that both pair of buttons have the same amount of holes.

Now I hope that the dress will bring joy....

My Baktus Scarf is also done. I only have to sew in the few ends of yarn, which the purple and pale blue stripes have left me with.

The scarf was easy-peasy to make, and I know that I will enjoy having the soft cotton yarn around my neck. Warm and cozy - just as I like it...

18 comments:

  1. Sweet little dress and indeed very clever to make it revesible, like your aprons.

    And the scarf, just in the right time for a cold autumn morning, isn't it?

    Kind regards and a warm hug,

    Nina

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  2. hi Ulla
    HVor er den skøn,smuk og helt unik.
    Jeg håber da så sandeligt at hun bliver glad (o: altså moren hvor hun kan jo ikke selv svare. Du syr altså nogle skønne ting.

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  3. Hold op hvor er det fint kære Ulla, hvirkelig et glad pigesæt og sjælet er bare så lækkert i retstrik :-) Du burde gøre noget ved den butik med egne ting!!

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  4. I really love what you are making right now. Perfect in every way. That is one lucky little girl.

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  5. This dress is so sweet - and reversible, what a great idea. I love the fabrics you have used.

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  6. Nårrr... hvor er det sødt! Jeg er ganske sikker på at det sæt tøj vil vække glæde. Det er SÅ skønt at få barselsgaver, der er hjemmelavede.

    Skønt tørklæde!

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  7. Du super kreative skønne kvinde. Det er en lise for sjæl og øje at besøge din blog.

    Skønne dejligt ting som sædvanligt. Din baktus giver inspiration til et mere her ;-)

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  8. beautiful dress... I love the fact that it's reversible !

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  9. Og så kan kjole vendes , hvis pigebarnet gylper lidt på den- hi hi ! Din baktus er også fin :-)

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  10. Nina, thank you so much. :))

    I have always loved reversible clothes. It's was nice to be able to turn the clothes over, if we were going to town after kindergarten when my children were younger. ;)

    You are so right! These days I always wear a scarf - otherwise my neck hurts even more. I love scarfs. :))

    Have a wonderful Thursday.

    Greetings and hugs,
    Ulla

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    1000 tak, Silas og Sol. :) Det er jeg glad for at du synes.
    Jeg håber da i hvert tilfælde kjolen bringer lykke - jeg har lavet den så den skulle kunne passe omkring juletid. ;)

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    Åh, det var sødt sagt, Wenche. :)) Jeg drømmer godt nok stadig om en lille butik, men det er utopi nu - desværre. :(

    Jeg har endnu et sjal på pindene - et med mønsterstrik. Mit andet af slagsen. :))

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    I'm so happy that you like it, Sara. :)) I need to make some more clothes in flax and cotton - without any prints. It has been to long since I made something more simpel - well, simpel looking. ;))

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    Thank yo very much, Melinda. :) I have made reversible clothes ever since my children were small.

    I like the fabrics too - they are in wonderful colors and the prints are sweet. I love Japanese fabric. ;))

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    Mange tak, Rosanna. :))
    Jeg har også altid elsket at få hjemmelavede barselsgaver. Det er rart at vide at personen der har lavet det, har lagt tid og tanker i projektet.

    Tørklædet er supernemt men rart at have på. Det er efterhånden set i utallige udgaver rundt omkring i blogverdenen. ;)

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    Åh, 1000 tak, Jeannette Mariae. :)) Det varmede. :))

    Jeg kan se, at du allerede har nået endnu en Baktus. Det er også blevet smukt. :))

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    Thank you so much, Milimelo. :) I love making reversible clothes. It's a bit more tricky, but definitely worth the effort. ;) And it's warmer...

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    Nemlig, Lorinas mor. :) Det er lige præcis pointen. :)

    Jeg kan aldrig få nok sjaler...helst i alle mulige farver og materialer. :)

    Og mange tak...

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  11. What a pretty little dress! And both sides are so beautiful, can't decide which I would wear if I would be a little girl :)))

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  12. Hi Ulla! I found your blog when I was searching for sewing projects for my future sister in law's new baby, and I just adore this little dress! How difficult is it to make? I'm quite a beginner sewer but I really want to make something nice for her first child! (Also, she is Danish, my fiancee too, so that was a funny coincidence!)

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  13. Vilken söt klänning och kombinationen med tyg, som alltid Ulla, ett toppen resultat! Du ger mycket inspiration här, härligt!

    Anna

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  14. Hvor er det bare en fin kjole. Og så smart at den kan vendes. Har alle ikke været ude for at man gerne vil have at "ungen" ser pæn ud - i det mindste bare 1 time, og der med det samme kommer en plet. Alle små børnekjoler burde kunne vendes.

    Skønt Baktus.

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  15. Jurga, that's so sweet of you. Thank you. :))
    I think that it's difficult to say which side will be used the most. If I had to choose, then it would be the Japanese fabric which was to be shown the most. ;))

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    I'm happy that you found my blog, fiona lynne and thank you very much for the words.:) It's rather funny that you have so many Danish people in your family. :)

    I don't think that the dress was difficult to make - if you have tried just a bit of sewing before, then I think you can make this.
    I found it in the magazine Ottobre (number 1/2008). The thought of making something yourself for the new baby is a wonderful idea. Good luck making it and if you have any questions feel free to ask. :)

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    Det er jeg bare glad for at du synes, Anna. Jeg finder virkelig også megen inspiration på din blog. :))
    Jeg synes at de to stykker stof skulle være forskellige, og alligevel være lidt i de samme farvetoner, så det endte med Ginger Blossom og et stykke japansk stof. De japanere kan virkelig designe stof.

    Rigtig god weekend. :))

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    1000 tak, Gitte. :))
    Ja, klog af skade bliver man og derfor elskede jeg vendbare ting da børnene var små...ja, det gør jeg jo egentlig stadig. For sulen hvor har de haft mange pletter på tøjet, når de havde været i gang med at lege og udforske verden en hel dag! ;))

    Jeg synes at det vendbare gør syprocessen lettere, men det giver også en udfordring ifht. at finde stof der kan kombineres. Det holder jeg jo meget af!

    Hav en rigtig god weekend. :))

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  16. This dress is adorable! I love all the colors...

    Rima
    www.yarnydays.com

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