Farbenmix Willemientje

It has been a long time since I’ve posted anything. I’d be completely surprised if anyone out there is still listening. Sorry the tumbleweeds have been whistling by over here.

I’ve been doing two university papers simultaneously over the past few months and it’s been a lot harder than doing them one at a time as I have been up until now. I feel like I’ve had assignments coming out of my ears recently.

On top of that my GP discovered that I’ve been running a low thyroid hormone level. No wonder I’ve been so tired! It’s taken a few months to get my levels sorted but I’m starting to feel so much better. I phoned my GP the other day to tell her I thought she was wonderful!

I promise I have been sewing but with such limited time and energy I’ve limited my efforts to the sewing and forewent the photographing/photoshooting/blogging side. I’m having a big catchup so watch this space over the next short while!

I made a birthday dress for my next door neighbours daughter. I’ve made her a birthday dress each year for the past few years – a Roxy last year and a Feliz the year before that. She’s such a pretty one and so appreciative I love doing it.

This year I thought I’d try the stunning Willemientje pattern. It’s definitely a special occasion dress so I went all out on the fancy factor. The gores make it a fantastic twirling dress and the tulle makes it look so special, I feel.

She loves blue and green. After a good rummage through my not insubstantial stash she choose this delicate floral print poplin from Spotlight. It suits her beautifully.

I used the hemming technique from the Oliver + s Lazy Days skirt to hem the tulle with dark blue satin ribbon.

The front looked a bit plain so I added a ribbon flower from the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love.The leaves are felt and stitched on with embroidery floss.

















The light was fading as we gave it to her so the photos are a little grainy.


















Pattern: Farbenmix Willemientje
Fabric: Cotton poplin from spotlight.