Friday, 2 November 2012

Finished by Friday 3


Welcome to finished by Friday 3
Another busy week has whizzed by.
This week I have been dress making.

My second attempt at a dress for Lexi.
I think I have the size right this time.
The fabric is  Laura Ashley, I think - it has a nice cosy feel to it. I trimmed it with a little bright pink panel and pocket.

A little denim skirt - I made up the pattern for this one.

This is a little check frock made from a cosy cotton skirt. I had a matching T shirt which I chopped down to make one for Lexi. The braid was a scrap from my ribbon jar - it matched perfectly with the colours of the dress.

I ought to get Lexi to model them but they have all been poorly this week.
Hope they are soon better.

This little frock is made from brushed cotton. I made it from the copy of my pattern that I made for LLJ - just to make sure it worked. I also took photos as I went along so that I could include them with the instructions. I hope you can make sense of it all Jan!

I trimmed this one with scraps from the T shirt and a little mouse.
And lastly another  cosy pair of slippers made to match the little spotty frock.

That's it for this week - see you next week.
x Jo


Di said...

Super makes this week Jo - and I adore those little spotty slippers :) Lexi is certainly going to have a fabulous wardrobe. Hugs, Di xx

Pearly Queen said...

Gosh - you have been busy!

Love those sweet shoes!


Annie said...

I love Di's comment....Lexi has an amazing wardrobe....lots of one off made to measure clothes :-)
Thanks Jo.
A x

triciasconfetti said...

You are amazingly productive. Can I have some of your energy please? Lexi is such a lucky little lady to have such a talented Gran and Great Aunt.

JoZart said...

Gorgeous makes Jo! They will look beautiful in them! Those slippers!! Wow!
Have a great weekend and don't get the dreaded lergy!
Jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do really appreciate all the time and trouble you took to set out the pattern and instructions for me! That's going to test my rather basic sewing skills but hey, what's life without a challenge :D
I am going to have a little try when life calms down next week or so - it might end up either being a Christmas present of go in the rags bag!!!
But yours are mini masterpieces :)
LLJ xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, gosh, but you have been busy - Lexi will be delighted with those adorable slippers and a dress to match. I've caught up on you WOYWW post - well, I'm late as always - and losing snips and other vital but small tools of the trade is something I am all too familiar with. I think I have at least 3 snips ... not as many as you have, but still more than is totally necessary :) Hope you have a great weekend - a belated WOYWWer - Elizabeth x #76

SueH said...

Oh my, you’ve had a busy week Jo.
Just loving those cute little slippers. Wouldn’t mind a pair of those myself!
Happy Crafting!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You are so clever and creative! A real sewing genius.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful makes and those little slippers are adorable. Hugs Mrs A.

Angie said...

Lexy is a very lucky girl ...gorgous clothes.xx

Highland Monkey's said...

What lovely makes. She must look so sweet in the dresses. The little slippers are super cute.

Christals Creations said...

WOW! You have been busy. What lovely items. I am going to attempt a pair of baby shoes when I have finished the baby blanket. :o)

Carol said...

Oh these are really lovely. Especially the little slippers and the Laura Ashley fabric dress. Won't Lexi look a Princess in those?
Carol xx