apron dress

Packing away the summer clothes to make space for those more suitable for now made me realise MLF has a near-empty wardrobe. This means no guilt-trip for me over unnecessary sewing and hooray for growth!

A quick one then in the form of an easy apron dress from this book. The fabric is a lovely soft babycord I had sent over from Japan over a year ago. It was really quick to sew up but the armholes are huge, so large in fact that MLF has taken to tucking her entire body up inside, drawing her knees up to her chest and clasping her arms around them. An interesting look!

Getting photographs is becoming quite an achievement these days and I feel that sometimes I need the negotiating skills of the United Nations. I bet Mario Testino doesn't get this kind of grief from his models. Well, Naomi Campbell maybe!

These photos were taken this morning, when it was lovely and sunny, and even quite warm. You should see it now!

Ah well, have a lovely (wet) weekend. x


  1. I think your model is lovely! and the dress is gorgeous! Weather here today has been much better, but we are bracing ourselves for more rain! I dont think Ive ever known a more depressing week weather wise. xxxx

  2. Beautiful dress Kate and a very pretty model to go with it. Isabella NEVER lets me take pictures without much cajolling and she's only 4! Enjoy the rest of your weekend x

  3. ooh the material for the dress is gorgeous and it looks great on her. Lucky she didn't throw a mobile phone at you with her Model ways lol :-)

  4. Love the dress, actually, I love the whole outfit, the little cardi is so sweet.

  5. What a delightful outfit, and I love the photos, particularly the third one!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Gorgeous. I love thin-wale cord, absolutely lovely, especially with the grey cardi. [I always feel a little guilty about unnecessary sewing too, so I had to grin when I saw that in your post!]

  7. Oh Kate those red shoes!!!!!!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! Always had the same ones when I was a little munchkin! As for the dress fabric it's gorgeous.......wish I could still dress that way!

    Hope you are not being too rain soaked this weekend,

    Sarah x

  8. Now you really are tempting me - I have the book, but haven't tackled the terminology....yet. I do feel a little bit daunted to be honest, but look at that dress 'wowsa' it's a good'un' and I love the babycord fabric.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

    Nina xxx

  9. Absolutely no need for guilt when you make something so lovely! It is beautiful fabric and the whole outfit is very sweet.

  10. Your model is very sweet and so is her dress. Better camera shy than a little poser!

  11. It is beautiful and so is the model even I cant se her beatiful face.
    Have a nice weekend

  12. Oh it's beautiful, enviable (I'd like one myself) and perfect for the autumn. Fabulous x

  13. It was the same here Kate so my gardening plans were well and truly scuppered!

    Lovely dress, cardi and photos AND a great model in the making I think!

    Its pouring down again ...!!


  14. Lovely model, gorgeous dress and I love her shoes!

  15. Well she might not be a professional but she is alot prettier!!! and what a lovely dress you have made her! and I love the cardi and shoes!


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