Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Flutterby Skipping Dress.


This is dress number two in my Everything But The Thread range.

I started this dress a few days ago. It started out as an a-line dress made from the tablecloth fabric at the bottom.

As is usually the case with me, I made some of it, got interrupted and then hung it on a hanger on a hook in the kitchen so I could look at it as I went about the rest of my day.

The more I looked at it the more I didn't think it worked.

So the next chance I got, I cut it up and made it into a completely different dress. A three tiered Skipping Dress.

One of the first skirts I ever made for Indi when she was about four, was a three tiered skirt and she called it her Skipping Skirt. From then on, all tiered skirts/dresses have been called Skipping Skirts/Dresses in our house.

This dress has op shopped denim, sheet, table cloth, lace, bias binding and a zipper. The corduroy is from my scraps drawer. I think it is a size 5/6.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Its the first one we've had off in six months (apart from the farm chores that still need doing). I'm about to make some toasted sandwiches for lunch and then head into town for Indi's singing concert.

Have fun out there. X

54 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous creation! I love the 'skipping dress', what a sweet name for it...

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  2. It's SO beautiful!!! I love the little butterflies at the back, on the denim!!!

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  3. Great name for a dress. Love it all. Good luck with your new venture. Love the fact that its all pre-loved. I've made heaps of stuff similar, my kids wear it all. So much fun.

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  4. Just gorgeous Kate. This has to be my favourite of everything I've seen of yours. Love the blues. I have some of that corduroy in my scrap drawer too. It's lovely and soft isn't it?

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  5. Very cute! Ours were called twirly skirts. They would only wear full skirts which was hard when they weren't in fashion. You just can't beat a full skirt when you are a little girl.

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  6. Skipping dress - love it! Great fabrics and the butterflies on the back rock.
    Were there more tears as your sweety sung? Hope it was the first of many wonderful Sundays.
    Ab xx

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  7. ooo, I really like this one. It looks super "skippy".

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  8. Love it, bet it makes them skip better too...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  9. Terrific! I think you were right about the a-line. May have been too much of the tablecloth fabric. The tiers are just great.

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  10. Wow Kate, you are really working that machine, great little skipping dress.
    Loooooooove the red boots, do they come in adult sizes?

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  11. Another gorgeous dress!
    The butterfies really tie the whole thing together! But that fabric at the bottom is just the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. you did it again!!! Another great one =)

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  13. What a beautiful dress and I really love that tablecloth material.When my oldest was little she refused to wear any skirt that didn't twirl!

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  14. What a super dress, it seems like it should be called the happy dress! I love those red boots as Isabelle has a very similar pair which I am sure are now too small for her and they still look brand new. Sometimes I wish little girls didnt grow up so fast! Cant wait to see what you make next Kate, how exciting!

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  15. Very cute - good luck this week!

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  16. LOVE this Kate as would my miss 6. perfect twirl!

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  17. Hello sweet Kate..it must feel so nice to have (most) of the weekend back after all this time .. i love the name and idea of your range..i'd put the tag on the inside of the clothes..but thats just me.. maybe you could make a tag with one crochet flower for the outside? and i really think you should open a big cartel type shop for your range so that you get all the profits for your work. ..your clothes are growing growing in all sorts of wonderful ways :-) x
    and i want those red boots too.

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  18. Another ripper upcycled, re-fashioned number Kate! This is great and I really need to learn how to sew like this. cheers. Peta

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  19. Love it!!
    Interested in an "everything but the thread" commission?

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  20. It's just gorgeous Kate, beyond gorgeous, love the name too, but as always love what combos you've used and the little applique. I bed Indi will be a star in her concert, I'll be thinking of her.
    xo

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  21. i love this dress, kate. i think you should keep it for her. it gives me butterflies actually.

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  22. LOVE the name, the Skipping Dress, perfect! Gorgeous dress!

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  23. There's everything to love about this dress (and those boots). Well done!

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  24. It's a great style Kate. Doily & butterflies are a beautiful touch.

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  25. Another beautiful dress Kate. Love the combination of fabrics you've used. xx

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  26. A skipping dress....I want one! I adore those little butterfly's on the back. Just found the cutest little flowers/buttons that can be used for embellishments...will post about it soon, have been making them all afternoon!! :-)

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  27. Makes me want to skip, too. Just great, Kate...enjoy your Sunday!

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  28. That is so gorgeous, I think it must be one of my favourites, I love the name skipping dress too - it fits it so perfectly. This new range is going to fly out of the shop, it's such a fab idea.

    How you find the time to create so much astounds me. I hope you enjoyed your day off!

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  29. Gorgeous, it has a wonderful twirl factor!

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  30. I LOVE this dress! Love the name "skipping dress", love the ruffles, love the fabrics. :-) A true delight!

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  31. Oh your dresses are super sweet, this is just the sort of thing I love for little girls in the winter.
    Em xx

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  32. Oh Kate it's totally gorgeous. So beautiful that you're including a label - such a great title ;-) Yayyy. xo

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  33. I love the dress, especially the fabric at the bottom. It reminds me of growing up in the 70's!
    x

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  34. So much love for this dress Kate. I LOVE this new venture.

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  35. Beaustiful dress, beautiful girl :)

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  36. this is lovely and such a delightful little person in it. They grow up so quickly and my youngest is a boy anyway so I couldn't put him in this :0

    Amelia.x

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  37. gorgeous!! i AM LOVING YOUR TEIRS....SO PERFECT FOR SKIPPING!

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  38. a perfectly delicious skipping dress !

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  39. I just found your site and love it (subscribed!)... a girl after my own heart. Made me a bit sad ~ however ~ I had my little girl decked out in hand made twirly skirts and dresses with pantaloons... sigh... she is 20 now... I "sew" miss those days!!! ~:o)

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  40. So Beautiful!
    I especially love the doily on the front!

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  41. love it! and the butterflies are so perfect.

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  42. glad to hear you are taking some time from (most of) your hard work! the skipping dress certainly is inspiring in the skipping/dancing/singing aspect :)

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  43. Oh Kate I love the skipping dress!!!
    If I was a 5 year old I think I would be in love with this dress - it's a winner for sure.

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  44. beautiful kate, love the label on the outside.
    running behind with my blog reading, but so glad you kept going with your blog :)

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  45. Amazing Kate - all those kids and organics where do you find the energy ! ??????
    Your embellishments are inspired - My fav is the red poppies, daisies and wheat ears.

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  46. Love it! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. ACE ;)

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