Isn’t Jamilah just gorgeous in this little wool appliquéd dress? I dragged her out side in the drizzling rain to take this photo and true to her gorgeous nature she simply smiled.
This simple dress is made from a piece of woollen fabric I picked up in St Vincent de Paul shop at Northbridge; it was quit old as the measurements on the remnant tag were in inches and there were a few moths holes I had to cut around.
I am ‘The Green Queen’. I love to recycle and reuse where ever I can. I find St Vincent de Paul a great place to pick up embroidery threads, knitting needle, beads, old dollies, woollen blankets (remind me to tell you about these later) and preloved clothes ready to transform into something wonderful and new in my wardrobe.
The appliqué is all 100% wool woven or felted fabric and was attached to the dress with double sided fussing before I embroidered around the leaves and flowers with a little help from my Mum, the Embroidery Queen.
Well this transformation will be added to Jamilah’s wardrobe shortly. Sew join us at the Sewing Room to make your previous wee borns (translation: little children, my sister in law from Scotland has been stay with us for a few weeks and I had to throw in one of her expressions) a new outfit they will love because you have toiled over it especially for them. They will wear it with pride and tell everyone, “My Mum made this for me”. As I type this I can hear myself as a child saying the same thing when I wore one of the amazing creations my Mum made me.