Dress for Ines Rosa
Added Apr 28, 2010
Durban, South Af...
Ines Rosa is a wonderful little lady of 15 months, and great personality. She stood still for the measurements, and I hope she understands that this is going to be a part of her life for some time to come. She seems ok with bespoke clothing.
Her parents are taking her home tomorrow, so I didn’t have much time to put something together for her, hence the very simple a-line dress. The fabric is my favourite, 3 Cats shweshwe. As a growing girl needs new clothes every six months, I gave her a 3 cm seam allowance on the side seams, and 6cm on the lower hem. This makes for a slightly heavy and messy hem, as it can’t be folded away neatly, but it means she can use this dress for years to come.
Shweshwe lasts forever, and this is perfect for both summer and winter months. Little Ines will be getting a jacket to join this dress, made of white calico cotton, with orange ricrac trim.
My machine seems to be having a bit of a moment right now, as the tension on the lower thread is literally going a bit loopy; please pardon anything that looks messy.