Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Book Report!

I've done it by the skin of my teeth…. here is Rose's Christmas Book Report dress.
I've had it on my Making Christmas list for nearly 11 weeks, I've had the novelty fabric for at least 3 weeks, so why, oh why did I leave it till two days before the nursery Christmas party to make Rose's dress??
The cord landed on my mat on Tueday morning and after several washes (5!!!!) and a dozen colour catchers, I got the dye to stop bleeding and chopped it up with those cheeky little gnomes. 
This is my second Book Report dress, (but this time I made the age 4, as Rose is quite tall) and it came together just as quickly and easily as the first. From fabric to dress in 36 hours is pretty good going! 
I love this pattern and think it is a really practical dress for my daughter! It can be fun and pretty without it being too precious to be worn everyday and looks great with thick tights and boots.
I got the pattern from The Village Haberdashery, those cute Michael Miller Gnomes from Fat Quarter shop (on sale but they have all gone now! UK peeps can still get it here) and the corduroy from Cloth Kits
Rose was very pleased about wearing it this morning….
Although I'm was little worried incase they had paints out at nursery or that my rush sewing job wouldn't stay together and left my daughter in just her thermal tights and vest…….
Oh, and the next time I mention Book Report Dress, please remind me NO directional prints! Getting those damn gnomes to line up tested my cutting!


  1. That's a great dress and your model looks like she loves it.

  2. Looks fab, great finish and just in time, is still in time :o)

  3. Cute fabric, cute dress and cute model :-) I like making little clothes as you don't need a lot of space to cut out the fabric.

  4. so pretty - I love the corduroy and those little gnomes - too cute!

  5. She look fabulous! Well done on gnome matching :)

  6. It's wonderful Joanne, your gnomes look perfectly lined up too!

  7. Perfect gnomes-Merry Christmas!

  8. Adorable! Many pretty details. Well done!


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