Friday, July 4

Finally

I've been feeling frustrated because I haven't been able to get anything new made for Black Eyed Susie for a while. Finally I made this sweet dress. I love it. I love the contrast of the large dark blue and ivory daisy print with the smaller oval and rectangle red print. OK, some may say it's a bit busy but I just think it's oh so cute!



I want to get Chloe some red tights or leggings and a red polo neck now.



I'm finding photgraphing my clothes difficult now we are in winter. It's really way to cold to put Chloe in a dress (without the leggings etc) and I do want to show the dresses as they can look in summer as well as winter. Also, the spot in my house that I have always used to photgraph the clothes flat just doesn't get enough light even on the brightest day now. So whilst I love the dress, I'm disappointed in the pictures. I need to find some better options.

15 comments:

La Alicia said...

Oh, I likey!

Sew Bettie said...

The dress is great. I think that it would be too busy for a grown up but since it is for a little girl it is perfect. I love it!

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

Really adorable!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sweet dress - it would be prefect with a polo and leggings! I am having the same trouble with photographing in winter - not much natural light at the moment!

naomi said...

gorgeous dress. The more prints the better I say! I am sure your not the only one struggling with winter photos...drives me crazy. I think your photos look great.

iRiS said...

oooo very cute!
The daisies are pretty but the red/egg fabric really funks it up!
Uber Cool!

Bec said...

This is gorgeous! I know what you mean about the light in Winter. I mean, I'm in Queensland and I still find it hard at this time of year!!!! I'm actually thinking about trying to make a light box out of cardboard and tracing paper for my bags and things...but then that would still be no good for photographing clothing would it. Hmmmm....it's a tough one...maybe you could keep an eye out for a second-hand child sized mannequin - and then make IT go out in the cold for a 'Summer Style' photoshoot :P

Emma-Kate Castricum said...

That dress is divine, so cute.You make gorgeous things

Hoppo Bumpo said...

The dress is just beautiful. Even with your winter lighting the photos look gorgeous.

Black Eyed Susie said...

Thanks for all the lovely compliments everyone. And thanks for the tips Bec. I've had my eye out for a mannequin for a while - I think the photo stress factore would decrease greatly.

Michelle said...

i love the dress.i didn't know that the daisy print came in navy now i will have to track it down.it goes so well with the peas and carrots print.

iRiS said...

what about getting one of those child sized blow up mannequins? Ive seen them on ebay :)

kristin&millie said...

oh my i love this dress!!! so very adorable. you have inspired me so to make millie her clothes. i am making her a pair of pants right now out of a vintage blue fabric. all i have left to do is adding the ruffle to the bottom!! (not sure how to do that yet)...
i looked at the burda website for patterns and did not find the patterns i was looking for. i was wondering if you could tell me where you got the halter top, dress and cord pant patterns? any information would be greatly appreciated. i am only beginning and trying to find the best buys!! thanks and take care. i get a lot of compliments on the birdie pants!!!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Hi Kristin, I drew those patterns up myself so can't really help sorry. Have you tried going into a big sewing shop and flicking through the catalogues? If you can see past the pictures fabrics to your own ideas it helps.

erica said...

I love this dress! Not too busy! I Just stumbled upon your blog, i am glad that i did. You are an excellent seamstress.
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