Sunday, 8 June 2014


I love Tuesdays, because it's the day I run off and play with my quilting friends.  That's the way it was for the many years we lived in Queensland and so it continues here in Sydney.

This week we had a special visitor, Maru of Material Girls Down Under who brought along lashings of fabrics, notions and all sorts of quilty things to tempt us.  I didn't really need any more fabric, but my eyes lit on two half-metre pieces of the most adorable soft pink fabric adorned with little chicks and they somehow followed me all the way home.  It happens to me a lot.

This is my flavour-of-the-month pattern and I knew it would work beautifully with the chicky fabric.  

The bow is detachable, so it can be removed before the dress is laundered.

Sadly, there was only enough fabric to make one dress and it's ready to ship in size 12-18 months here.

The first Saturday of every month gives me a double dip at quilting when the Sydney SCQuilters get together at a local watering hole.  It's always fun, noisy and full of laughter.  You can take a look at our antics here

 By the way, the pattern for this dress is by Tie Dye Diva and they are having a sew-a-long commencing tomorrow (Monday).  

You will be making a sailor dress and if you would like to join in you can read all about it in the Tie Dye Diva blog post. There are two versions - one in girls' sizes and the other for babies. It should be great fun and you will learn so much. 

On the other hand, you can let me do all the hard work and buy it from my Etsy shop. or my MadeIt shop.