Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sewing with my daughter

It is too hot for man and beast on the East Coast right now.  So as wise women we stayed inside with the air conditioning blowing (though it went out for about an hour - can we say panic time!) and we sewed. 

My daughter wanted a simple tube maxi dress from a matte jersey border print (Fabric Mart) that she found in the fabric closet.

So after pinning the two sides together (because it was really sheer)...


To cutting out and sewing up...


Adding an elastic casing at the top...


And leaving it as is at the hemline...


She was finished and modeling in about 90 minutes.  Now does this look like the mother of two children...

back view


side view

She's got another one cut out in a black ruffly fabric with some nude tricot lining but a little one needs to be fed so I'll have pictures of that one as soon as she's finished.

...as always, more later!

44 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous! Sounds like you all had a great time.

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  2. What a wonderful use of a hot afternoon. I am glad you have this time together. I miss sewing with my mom.

    Your daughter is gorgeous and that dress is beyond fantastic. I can't wait to see the other one.

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  3. Your daughter is beautiful! Great dress from the fabric closet!

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  4. Simple and beautiful. Smart daughter you have, shopping in your fabric closet!

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  5. Gorgeous...both the daughter and the dress!

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  6. What a gorgeous daughter you have, and she looks just like you. I hope you enjoyed your day!

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  7. Fabulous, and a great way to showcase the gorgeous fabric.

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  8. Your daughter has your smile. That dress is absolutely gorgeous. Hey I have 2 children....how come I don't look like her??????

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  9. Thank you Carolyn for the comments on my blog--I appreciate your warm wishes. I meant to also say that yes, we were on your bus route when Antoinette and I went to NYC back in June. I told her about you on the trip! I don't know how you do it making that trip EVERY DAY; you are stronger than me!
    Also glad to hear your a/c is back on; this weather is brutal! Your daughter is beautiful.

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  10. I love that dress and the fabric is to die for.
    I want to sew, it is just too hot in Jersey for me to consider moving for the coolest spot in the apartment.

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  11. Carolyn, you always have the best border prints! Your daughter looks beautiful!

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  12. Your daughter is stunning in this dress. Just what I have been wanting to make for a coverup for my summer holiday by the pool. Thnaks for the inspiration.

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  13. Yes, she is gorgeous! It's so nice that she shares an interest in sewing. I don't think I will be that lucky with my two girls. That dress is beautiful and you are *very* nice to share your goodies from your fabric closet. :)

    Glad to hear you are staying cool!

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  14. She does not like she's had two children at all! The dress and the model are both beautiful. She does look alot like you. g

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  15. She favors you a lot! Beautiful border print and beautiful model/seamstress.

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  16. She's beautiful! Love that dress. The fabric is gorgeous!

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  17. Like Mother like Daughter!!!! Great job... and I'll bet she is comfy cool...... well, at least some what more comfy!
    Enjoy!

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  18. Seems like she enjoyed herself! Lovely Fabric!

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  19. Amen to the hot on the east coast!! I tried to stay in as much as possible also. Your daughter looks fantastic. Cute dress.

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  20. Your daughter is so beautiful! I wish my mom would sew with me.

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  21. A beautiful tube dress and daughter.

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  22. Your daughter looks fabulous in her maxi dress.

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  23. I love the dress and the border print and yes your daughter is rocking the heck out of that dress. You have a beautiful daughther.

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  24. Lovely dress, I'm afraid I would have been still struggling in that heat.

    As usual I'm always studying the background, love the cut out table and is that machine the Janome 6500. So nosey

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  25. Great use of a gorgeous fabric. Your daughter has style!

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  26. I love the idea of a mother and daughter sewing session - what fun! And your daughter's dress is fabulous - I can't believe that she made such an amazing looking dress in such a short amount of time. She looks so glamorous and gorgeous in it

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  27. That's a pretty dress. I see your daughter has the love of border prints, as does her mommie!

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  28. Since we are sharing the the boyfriend, can we share your daughter? I would be over the moon to share sewing with one of my kids(boys). I tried, but they were not interested. They were and are supportive of my sewing though.

    Your daughter is gorgeous and she did a great job on the dresss! Hope you have many, many more sewing hours together! Cherish that time! :) ~Valerie

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  29. Now that is what I call quality time, Mom! She is a beautiful young women and the dress just makes her more so.

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  30. What a fantastic border print. Your daughter is lovely and made the fabric even better. What a great way to spend an afternoon.

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  31. Well done ladies. The dress looks great on:) Don't you just love a good print.

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  32. Defi8nitely a wise move on such a steamy day! What a cute and simple dress!

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  33. My god- what a wonderful dress and she looks so gorgeous in it!

    www.cardiganpumpkin.blogspot.com

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  34. Love it. My daughter asked for a sewing machine a year ago Christmas and after 2 days of lessons she is sewing like crazy out in CA (I am in Wi). I get lots of phone calls though.

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  35. Carolyn, what a beautiful dress and lovely border print! What pattern did your daughter use? If no pattern what instructions can you share? Your daughter is very pretty! What a lovely way to spend the weekend, sewing with Mom!

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  36. WOW with that dress she may be a mother of 3 very soon. I think it's great that your daughter sews too!

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  37. Wow, I didn't look like that after one! Cute dress. :)

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  38. Lovely print and your daughter looks beautiful in her dress.

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  39. Beautiful fabric, love the border print and gorgeous daughter. That has to be so much fun having a daughter to sew with.

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  40. Funnnnn! Here's to wishing my daughter will get back to sewing one day. And yes, your daughter is a "Hot Mommy" ain't nothing wrong with that!

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  41. What a fun way to deal with the heat! She looks fabulous in her new creation!

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  42. How special that you can spend the day with your daughter doing something that you love together. And she looks fabulous in her new dress!

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