Teapots & Spots: 1 A-line dress later…

After all that talk of A-Line dresses in my last post (here), I couldn’t help but dash to my local fabric shop in Christchurch, The Little Sewing Company, to buy some lining for a fabric that has been burning a hole in my stash for a couple of years in order to quickly whip one up. (Head on over to my Instagram to see what else made it’s way into my basket).


Having bought this month’s Sew Magazine, I decided to use one of the free patterns,  Girl’s Appliqué Dress, which is from Kirsty Hartley’s Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes to Sew. I have another appliquéd dress idea up my sleeve, so chose to ignore that element of the instructions. Actually I ended up ignoring pretty much all of them as I wanted a full lining and french seams etc etc because the top fabric is so thin. But the pattern pieces themselves gave me a place to start!

My aim is to create a mini series made from this fabric using different styles for different ages, so with that in mind I traced off the smallest size (6-12 months). I’m thinking of using an Oliver + S pattern for my next piece- possibly the fairytale dress?


So here it is! I didn’t want to embellish the dress, or add unnecessary trims or what not. The fabric itself has a really lovely subtle texture that I wanted to do all the talking. However I couldn’t help but add a couple of silver teapot buttons to the shoulders. I think they just finish off the dress perfectly!

If you think this pinafore is as sweet as I do, then pretty please ‘like’ the post or leave a comment below- I’d love to hear your thoughts!


5 thoughts on “Teapots & Spots: 1 A-line dress later…

  1. Michele says:

    the little buttons just add that special finishing touch,looking forward to your next project,good luck with your new blog.


    • Dobbin's Bobbins says:

      Isn’t it sweet? And of course! It’s from The Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham. I’ve checked the selvedge to see if I can find out more, but unfortunately it doesn’t give anything away. 🙂


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