Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Juliet

I originally bought this orange cotton print with the idea of using it in a quilt, but had a lot of trouble finding any other suitable prints to match it. Some websurfing has led me to the fact that is is part of the Marie Osmond - Blanc et Noir Companions collection from Quilting Treasures, fabric "20468-O".

For this version of my favourite baby dress pattern, I lengthened the dress overall, and added a bird motif. Originally I was going to applique a brown calico print, however, I was advised by a housemate that white would look better... and I quite like the way it turned out. It took me a few sample tries to get the zigzag stitching to work satisfactorily, luckily I tried it out on some extra fabric before attacking the actual dress.

The buttons on the back are some from my Gramma's attic. The orange one was just perfect, however, I only had one of them. Wonderful that I found two similar-sized pearly numbers to go with it!

3 comments:

rebecca said...

This is so sweet! I especially love the little birds :)

natasha said...

That is fabulous. If I ever have a baby please make me one.

Jillian said...

Yeah, birds are cool. Although I think you should progess to more realistic ones, like a nice little chickadee.