Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Simplicity 3511: Toddler Dress



I made this dress a couple of weeks ago and only managed to blog about it today. A new dress for Safiya and she likes this dress so much because it has beautiful apple prints.



I chose this pattern because it has the 'power word': EASY -TO-SEW

The Pattern: Simplicity 3511 - View A


Description: Toddler Dress, Top and Pants

Fabric: Cotton with beautiful apple prints. Loved this fabric when i first saw it at Kak Haida's blog.

Size: 1/2 - 4. I made size 4 for 3 y.o. Safiya. The shoulder is quite wide for her, but Safiya will grow so it's ok.

Changes made: Instead of using 2 buttons at the yoke back, I used 3. That's the only adjustment I made as I decided to follow the pattern and instructions closely.


 The pattern pieces.



This yoke only completed after long two hours..what an amateur! Anyhow, quite proud with my no-sewing-class-attended-only-depends-on-passion-for-sewing skills.


Sewing buttonholes can be a bit scary. I never get my buttonhole placements marked right.


Lots of topstitching to create the professional look.

The dress looks very sweet on Safiya. Now I'm looking forward to sew another dress or top for her. Sewing this easy dress makes me want to sew more. I hope to have more time to sew.

14 comments:

Zura said...

durra...so sweet lah the dress! i've been eyeing this pattern too but still contemplating nak beli or not. is the sizing ok? coz sometime commercial paatern from the Big 4 company can be on the bigger side..

oh, i love the apples too! kat mana u all beli ni? :)

d u r a said...

zura, i fully recommended this dress pattern. My advise is: look for the 'easy-to-sew' words, for amateur like us. I think the sizing is ok and it's my bad to use size 4 for 3yo kid! haha malas nak adjust. got the fabric from nagoya(textile).

Haida Hussin said...

cantiklah.. would love to try this pattern for my yasmin. yasmin pun suka apples ni.. belum boring lagi dia asik nak pakai.

ietafakyra said...

awesome beb! u hav a great passion to get this out for ur dotter...really envy u lah! so terer...hihihi...order sehelai bleh...soklan ibu yg malas nih!

d u r a said...

kak haida, ya memang budak2 suka sangat apples ni. colour pun vibrant sangat menarik dan tertarik lah.

tq ieta. i will ambik order lepas betul2 seriously confident dengan my sewing skill ok!

K Wa said...

Dura, seronok la Safiya syik dapat baju baru ja..mana baju utk Emir?

d u r a said...

K Wa,nak buat gak shirt for emir tapi tak start2 lagi. maybe next project-->pant for emir (tapi kalo dah buat utk emir, mesti kena buat untuk safiya jugak haha)

Cik Som said...

comelnya..... suka! suka! suka!

jessie said...

wow wee... very cute dress! the outcome is so nice! two thumbs up!

Diamilikku said...

dura....cepat2lah hangmenerrerkan diri..aku nak order nih...geram aku tgk hang boleh menjahit semua nih...aku nak cuba tapi takut2 je

d u r a said...

thanks Cik Som. Safiya pun suka jugak..

thanks Jessie. I'm extremely honored and flattered!

Sone, tungguuuu...

Fareeza said...

cantik ar kak dura. hmmm now rasa cam nk sewing cute2 dresses for my lil girl too (mesin jahit oun tadak lg ni). ahhaks

julee said...

jualah..sy x pandai menjahit...

d u r a said...

julee., insyaallah kalo masa mengizinkan nnt, saya boleh jahit buat jual :)

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