Monday, January 10, 2011
Spring Dresses & Kimono
This one is too much fun to not share...the mustache covers that pout perfectly!
I did get a few sweet pictures amongst the pouty ones...
The Handmade Dress. All of her patterns fit so well and sew up in about 2 hours. The very first pattern I purchased when I started sewing 3 years ago was Miss Madeline. It's still a go-to around here. Miss Molly was Mally's favorite summer dress and Miss Lily was her Christmas dress this year. Back to this one - it fits perfectly. Abby is wearing the A-line view B in size 10 and Mally's is view A (gathered skirt) in size 5. I shortened Abby's to the size 5 length so she can wear it as a tunic over leggings as well. Mally's was also shortened by 5". I highly recommend this pattern for your big or little girls. The fabric is Tutti Frutti from JoAnn Fabrics 2009.
Before making these dresses, I had made a ManiMina Chic Kimono from the same fabrics. I had planned for this to be a tunic over matching bloomers but the neckline was too big to wear alone. I LOVE this pattern as a jacket but it wasn't quite right for a dress - Emilie does offer a Ruffle Kimono Dress pattern that I love but it's too small for my chica. It does work great as a spring jacket with her new Miss Mary dress, though!
Whimsy Couture bloomer pattern. WC was the second e-pattern maker I found and I own most of her designs as well. If you are a new sewer, I highly suggest trying e-patterns for their great step-by-step pictures and instructions. Great for visual learners like myself!