Friday, July 2, 2010
Sew Easy and Fun
I quickly uploaded these pics and saved them in a post before we left town last Friday.
I sewed this up in about an hour on Thursday night. My friend Lara inspired me with dresses she has made for her daughter and for little girls in Africa. Very cool way to bless children!
I used a combination of two patterns to create this dress. I liked the idea of a "pillowcase" dress, but didn't have a cool case. So, I used a pattern from habitual (she emailed me the pattern; feel free to email her and request it). But, I wanted the tied shoulder straps, so I used the pattern from Freshly Picked to create the bias tape arm holes/straps and elastic gathers in front and back.
I will be making one for Jenna this weekend and will use the complete pattern from habitual for it. And, by request of Rylee, in the future I'll make her dresses less "puffy". (She's so skinny that it really would look better to make them a little more slim.)