Last week I made a Haven Sunsuit, more about that further down the page 🙂
Today was spent sewing another Haven, this time I made the dress version
So much fun!
I found the beautiful lace in John Lewis, it was quite expensive but I only needed a small piece, I love the colour
I love the colour which tones so well with the pretty floral fabric
I used a fine cotton fabric, it is very smooth, almost a lawn in feel
I love making ruffles but what I love more is a neat rolled edge. I am very lucky to own a beautiful Babylock Evolution overlocker and it does this magic wave stitch where it pulls up one of the looper threads and then it pulls in the opposite direction
I used two different coloured variegated topstitch threads in the loopers…one of the colours matched the colour of the lace on the bodice and the other was in paler colours within the fabric
The back of this little dress is so pretty, with the ruffles and the fine rouleau straps tying into a pretty bow at the back of the neck
The first Haven that I made was the shorts version
I inserted some lace on the bodice, as I did for the dress, only I put the pretty edge of the lace on the top for the dress, it was too lovely to hide away in a seam
It is still gorgeous though
I used a lovely shot red cotton for the shorts and a fine cotton lawn for the bodice
Oh and a plain rolled edge on the ruffles
There is nothing plain about this pattern, it must be a good one if I sew it more than once
These are both in an age four size, I shall have to trace off a different size if I am going to make it again
There are so many options with Haven…you can add a big sash and bow to make it even more special, or a layer of tulle over the skirt
This pattern is by Violet Field Threads, I can feel that I need to try another of her designs
Wonder what I’ll create tomorrow?
All this crazy sewing activity will slow down a bit after the Maker’s Fair on the 4th and 5th July…maybe I need to make a few more bags?
I also need to tell you more about my day spent at Sourdough School on Friday…really, I had the best day, but more about that another time 🙂