20 September 2013

Sew All 26: C

C could have been for Cloudy as well.  It's been raining so much here lately, although it hasn't really mattered until this morning.
Which was the time slot I procrastinated myself into this week for photos.
The days are getting shorter, so when Clover got up for school, it was still on the dark side, plus overcast and rainy, but we did a quick photo shoot. This was the only decent shot because of the light and the rushing to get out the door, holding the pink fuzzy mouse Pearl made her while I was making her dress last night.
So my assistant, aka Mr. DZD, and I did a post-photo shoot photo shoot.
This little chicken came along last night, as I started sewing at 9, and decided to play little tricks.  What did she do?  Why she took the thread in her little beak and gave it a yank and a twirl until she was all tangled in my little embroidery. Naughty little bitty.

Oliver + S came to the rescue when I still hadn't decided what was on the menu for C.  No time to think, just get sewing!  I've sewn this little number a number of times and knew It would come together nicely.
That is until I decided to fancy up the yoke and add a million tucks, or shall we call them Creases? in honor of the week.  I was going to do Cross-tucks (tucks taken both ways) but the rational side of my brain kicked in about an hour into making them and decided that we'd call it good.
Drummer always sticks by my side in sticky situations.  Such a cute dear.
I am loving the links that are slowly rolling in of what you guys have been working on.  Keep it up!  Jump in for a week or two if you don't want to do the entire alphabet.  Or pick your child's initial as something special for them. 
And I hope you don't have a cheeky little chicken causing catastrophe for you, too!

ps thanks for your thoughts on this post!

18 comments:

  1. I am in love with this dress! I was just looking for ideas for my eldest's birthday dress this year and I would love to make her one like it. Couple questions: did you draft the pattern yourself? Use a pattern? The back, is it zipper or button? Is the collar folded over or stands straight up?
    Thanks! Imitation is the kindest form or flattery, right?
    :)

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    1. Jessica,
      The pattern is Oliver + S, the link is in the post to the pdf School Photo pattern. It has a zipper up the back and the collar folds over. It's a really great pattern. Link up when you get it done!
      xoxo
      Katy

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  2. I am loving this too. The color is so pretty and the chicken...adorable!

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  3. Beautiful color. This dress is so classic, I don't know that I've seen a version I haven't loved. And the chicken just makes me smile!

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  4. What a beautiful dress on (one of) your beautiful girl (s)!
    I love that fabric...and the chicken!
    I am constantly in awe of your skills.
    ~Michelle

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  5. Love the tucks (creases) and the texture they add. Chalk up another win for "No Big Dill."

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  6. What a great dress! Your chicken is more productive in the sewing department than mine are but I do like their eggs. Love the texture of the creases.

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    1. Yes, a meddling chicken button is not great in the breakfast food arena ;)

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  7. Now that chicken is just awesome! I love that color of dress, you did great on it! Hmm...you say jump in for your kid's initial? That sounds like fun! He's a T so I have some time to think! :)

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    1. Yes! Join us for T! You have plenty of time...although I expect it to be Terrific ;)

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  8. So cute! All those tucks look tedious, but amazing! I'll be back later with a cuff post ;o)
    Emily@nap-timecreations

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  9. 'Seasons' is a favourite around here too. And I love the this mossy corduroy!

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    1. Yes, isn't it a fantastic book? I might be pulling it out frequently for a prop throughout this series.

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