Saturday, January 16, 2010

sew and tell Saturday: hoodie dresses, a couple of quilt blocks


I made a couple of dresses for my girl this past week. The toile print one, above, was my rough draft. The pattern I wanted to use doesn't go as small as I needed, so I cobbled a pattern together using 3 patterns (and one existing hoodie shirt) that were her size. I made up this quick version just to check fit and make sure the hood fit on her head right. I ended up taking in the sleeve and side seams enough that I might be able to use this pattern again next year; we'll see how big she is then.

Here's the fancier version:

I lined the hood, added a kangaroo pocket, and topstitched the sleeves and neckline for this one. I like it! I think they both would look cute with leggings; maybe I'll work on that next week.

I also got my first two blocks done for the quiltalong:


I think I'll make a couple more tonight!
I'm linking this (late) over at Sew and Tell; go check out what everyone shared!

15 comments:

Candied Fabrics said...

Cute! And I LOVE the fabric in those blocks!

Krista said...

You should put the baby in the dress and post pictures (here or elsewhere would work too) :) :)

Karen said...

Thr dress looks great. It looks like it is perfect for layering in the cold months. Love the blocks too.

L Johnson said...

Very cute hoodie dresses!!!! Love the lined hoodie and pocket, if I were skinny I might think about wearing one of these with tights! I just bought some today to go with my newly sewn skirt;) blocks look great!

amylouwho said...

Love them! All my daughter wants to wear is dresses! I think i could talk her into these. So so cute.

amylouwho said...

oh yeah! Love the blocks too - is that for your quiltalong? I need to join, but alas, too many things right now!!

spill said...

That is seriously adorable....I'm tempted to try and make an adult version......lengthen a hoodie pattern perhaps.

Did you line just the hood or the whole dress?

Christine said...

Those hoodie dresses are so freaking adorable!!

Nicole said...

Bah! That hoodie is to die for! Great job. (How spooky - the word verification is "difor".)

pink suede said...

oh goodness that dress is cute! LOVE it. You are getting the wheels in my mind cranking!

KaHolly said...

Those hoodie dresses are precious. I can think of lots of little (and big) girls here in the cold NE US who would love to get their hands on one! ~karen

tara said...

Great dresses. Is that first one fleece?

Alisa said...

The hoodie dresses look great! So comfortable.

Rene' said...

Those are so cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Those are adorable! The dresses AND the blocks!