Saturday, 1 June 2013

It's Only Frock and Roll but I Like It!

The lovely Little Blue Mouse asked if I had made the patterns myself for my recent tea dress and little girls dress on a previous post.  Well...
... sort of.

Here are the dresses again

The yellow and blue tea dress is made from old curtains and the little dress from a pair of pillow cases.  The girl's pattern is taken from "Homemade" by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson.  The tea dress, however, has a shoulder fastening design from "Simple Modern Sewing" by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha but the rest of it is my pattern.
This is the simple fastening, which requires no zip or buttons...
The pointed shoulder edges overlap and are stitched together on the sleeve side.

The little girl dress has a mama dress to look after it now, and I'm currently making more.
You can't beat a bit of reloving!


  1. All those dresses are lovely - well done. Love the clever shoulder seams. Love your labels too! X

  2. The wearers will be frocking around the clock in your beautiful floral dresses!
    Love your trendy labels.
    Ali x

  3. Such beauties. You very clever thing you. xx

  4. Thanks for the info about the books, I shall look into those. I love the shoulder fastening, it's very clever.