25 June 2008

Sushi Dress!

I know, I know. I said my next sewing project was going to be dino pj's for the kids, but I got inspired and skipped the jammies for now.

I've been in love with this Robert Kauffman fabric, titled "chopsticks please", for a long, long time. I used some in a quilt a couple of years ago and had leftover yardage stashed away.

Until now.

I used some of what I had left to make a dress for Flynn from a Simplicity "Project Runway" pattern. I cut a size 3, which fits her just right.

I paired the sushi fabric with a coral-colored quilting cotton I had lying around (also stashed away - yes, I am a fabric hoarder). The coral picks up the pink in the shrimp and fish in the sushi pieces. I think the two fabrics complement each other well.

Here's the end result:

This is a shot of just the dress. You can see the details of the fabric and embellishments (like the placket with the buttons that Flynn picked out on the front and the pockets). Let me tell you, sewing ric-rac is a right pain in the tuchus. I think somebody should invent no-sew, heat-bonded ric-rac.

Not too shabby.

Up next: birthday dresses for my niece.


sarah said...

so cute! I love that fabric, I bet Emily would too....

What problem did you have with the ric rac? I find it one of the easiest trims to add since it's just laid on top. Don't use it much though...Emily calls it "squiggle"!

Misc said...

Ric rac is pretty easy, but a no-sew version would be even easier.

I think the main problem I had w/the ric rac was just making sure I sewed the middle so it was secure. That and I'm just irritable today and took it out on the trim. :-)

I don't use ric rac much either. Last time I did was for a baby quilt almost 2 years ago.

Noelle said...

That is so cute! I wish I could sew.

Quigs78 said...

Adorable! Much cuter than the hairy cow dress - you should send it in to Harper's. :)

And I'd love to take you up on the visitor's pass to your gym to check it out!

Anonymous said...

i would like an adult size sushi dress please! :)