As you know, I am obsessed with sewing. It’s a problem and therefore if I really indulged it, it could be a very expensive habit. But for me, it is not. I don’t have the luxury of a large income, but what I do have is an eye for a bargain, some creative nouse and a ‘can do’ attitude.
I am working again on my Christmas sewing list, after the roaring success of my gilet (thank you for all the amazing comments), I wanted something a little more girlie to sew. This project has hit all my criteria, not only is it cute, pink and girlie, it has also been VERY cost effective.
I scored this amazing fabric at a charity store, I think it was probably some 60’s bedding? It has no wear or tear, in really good condition and no fading so it may actually be a modern take on a vintage fabric. Either way, I love it and for $1, it had to be mine.
I had asked my 7 year old niece what she wanted, there was no hesitation, she wanted the Henry dress from Brooklyn Pattern Company. It’s such a great dress and I have made it a few times, so an easy sew for me. Remember these little lovelies I made for the Henry Dress blog tour?
I wanted some contrasting pocket fabric. Again the fabric I found was from the Charity store, it’s a lovely pale pink stripe.
I know, I know, I should have pattern matched, but really does it matter here? I think it works well just as it is.
You can just see a hint of mint green cotton I used for the neck facing. I found that bit in my scrap box.
I will be generous here and say that all up with fabric and thread this dress would have cost under $4. Now that is sewing on a budget! (Of course, this doesn’t account for my time which is obviously priceless!)
A successful Christmas present? I think that’s a resounding YES from me, what do you think?