by Kate on June 8, 2010

I was five months pregnant with Maddie when we left London and before we left I purchased my first ‘maternity’ outfit.  Made out of 100% silk, it wasn’t cheap and I think over two pregnancies I only worn the thing twice – such a waste.

Anyway, during June Sew Mama Sew are hosting a ‘Make It, Wear It’ challenge. This proved to be the incentive I needed to actually do something with the dress.

I took the scissors to it this morning and using a pattern from the new Prints Charming book, Maddie now has a new sundress for Summer.

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1 Mel June 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Oh I am speechless … except to say that is STUNNING Kate! Great refashion!


2 Andi June 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Looks so light and comfy for the hot weather too!!
With those blue eyes of hers, she'll look divine in this.


3 Megan June 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I love it! Such a beautiful print definitely needed to be upcycled!


4 Liesl June 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

What a pretty dress it has made!


5 Leonie Guld June 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Oh…kate it's GORGEOUS!!


6 gret June 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Great idea Kate! I have such a soft spot for beautiful blues. You've done a superb job.


7 Blueberry Park June 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

That's so beautiful, kate and I love the 'full circle' thing going on there too ;-) (Must get my hands on a copy of the book too!)


8 Kirsty June 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Lucky Maddie!

Silk most appropriate for playdates methinks. x


9 Christina June 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

The dress is adorable. The fabric and the ribbon are a great match. I love the synergy of it all too.


10 karlyn Jackson June 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

so pretty!


11 Leslie June 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

this is such an adorable dress….


12 izzy inspired June 9, 2010 at 6:35 am

It is beautiful! what a great way to reuse fabric and the ribbon is divine.


13 Marcia W. June 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

The print and ribbon colors on this sundress are beautiful. One lucky daughter….


14 RED PEPPER QUILTS June 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

Lucky Maddie! The sundress is adorable – I hope she wears it often.



15 Bianca Jae Makes Stuff June 9, 2010 at 9:00 am

Gorgeous! xox


16 Louise June 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I love it – such pretty fabric. Now it's sure to worn constantly!


17 Samantha June 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Love it Kate, the fabric is so pretty!! Is the book worth buying? I saw that it was out, but I haven't seen it – is it good? I love the dress pattern.


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