Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Last Minute Roller Skate Dress

There's nothing like leaving a project until the last possible minute...


I decided earlier this month to take part in the monthly theme for Project Run and Play.  This month it was all about adding some sort of hand sewing to a project.  I'd already been thinking about adding some sort of sashiko stitching to a simple dress and this seemed the perfect excuse.


The trouble was I just couldn't decide what sort of design I wanted to do and knew realistically I wouldn't have enough time.  So at the last minutes decided to make a roller skate dress in this lovely teal shade and add a simple dandelion design from Urban Threads.  


Ages and ages ago I'd wanted to do a dress like this but always got distracted with other things so it's been great to finally get around to making it now.  I used a sashiko thread and used a basic running stitch although I left little gaps as it was a much thicker thread than I'm used to using.  


I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Some of the stitches aren't as even as they could have been but the dress still looks nice.  This pattern is so perfect for adding extra little details like this!

14 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I love the dandelion embroidery!

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  2. I love the color of this! The simple dandelion is so cute.

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    1. Thank you, it didn't take too long by hand either

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  3. Hello, I found your project in the Sew + Show Linky Party
    This dress is lovely and the embroidery adds just the perfect touch! Great job! :-)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and for visiting my little corner of the Internet :)

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  4. Ooooh, the dandelion with the little flying part is just too cute! I love it!

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