Monday, 23 May 2011

Kanga dress

Oh how I love this little kanga dress, I made it for a gorgeous young lady (five years old to be precise). Her mother who is a good friend of ours called me one night saying that she had a photographer from Dwell (american mag) coming to do a photo shoot of their Sydney home in a couple of days & she would love to have her daughter wearing a sean-the-prawn dress/something quite Aussie looking. Mmm, this sent me into quite a frenzy as I only had a few hours available the next day to scrape a couple of things together to meet the express post in time. I grabbed a dress from Moochinside that I had already made from a teatowel with a bright print of Tasmanian wildflowers, but what if she didn't like it?? I thought she needed another choice so I looked through my aussie stash & found an adorable old kangaroo teatowel from Lightning Ridge. I spliced the tea towel with a yummy chocolate brown linen & chopped out a few extra kangarooy bits to use in the future for some cushions, & bob's your uncle a little cute kanga dress was made just in time for the express post.



8 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your amazing creation...so cute!
How exciting how could you not be her first choice seamstress your work speaks for itself!
you need to send in an email to the lucky kids magazine they had an etsy dress featured in last month issue it was cute but no comparison!

kabailly said...

magnifique ! bravo !

willywagtail said...

That's a beautiful dress. I love how you have selected only some of the teatowel and mixed that with the brown.. Cherrie

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Oh I think big times are ahead for you my friend.

NO wonder they callit Marvelous Melbourne hey.

x jill

Naturally Carol said...

I have found your through Jill's blog and become a follower. Please feel welcome to visit me at any time! I love the Aussie take that you have on your projects..they look great.

Katie and Reuben said...

This is adorable! You really make me wish I had a little girl, just so I could dress them in your lovely creations! So cute.

Katie x

Alex Zvi said...

Hi Sean,
followed you on Twitter thr' CWC just seen blog, read your profile, Learn in life that if you don't ask you don't get! therefore, could point me in the right direction to costume contacts?
Kindest Regards,
Alex
( Zvi Design)

Michelle said...

That's so precious!