{ Happy Sewing } … Ruffled Neckline Dress

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in { Happy Sewing }, Blog, Flight Patterns

I learned to sew at a very young age. My Mom made most of our clothes when we were little (and also when we were no longer quite so little). She had learned from her Mom, and so it goes. Emma is impressing me with her abilities when she can sit still long enough to focus on a stitching project and just yesterday Max started sewing a pyjama top for his favourite doudou (stuffed creature). I love the sense of nostalgia that sewing awakens in me. I love creating for my family. I love when my son wants to wear some dressy item I made him on any old day, just because it’s special.

And so, I am determined to try to sit at the machine more regularly to create.

This is a dress I made for Em recently. It is completely lined with a fine batiste cotton (so light, you don’t even notice it). I based the body of it on a few of her existing dresses, but made it a wrap version with ruffled neckline. I love the way my Bargello print works here. And I love that she loves putting it on.

See all the love that comes from sewing?


  1. Brooke
    August 14, 2013

    lovely, lovely!

  2. G'ma
    August 15, 2013

    Emma looks so pretty in the dress and pensive! It’s a lovely pattern.

  3. Autumn Adams
    December 17, 2013

    It’s beautiful. A grown-up version would be nice, too.

    • Tamara
      December 18, 2013

      Thanks Autumn.