Kids' clothes week - Debbie's birthday dress # 6July 18, 2013
So this is the sixth (!) version of my pattern, Debbie's birthday dress, that I have sewed up. My first is here, my second is here (then there were two I gave as gifts and did not photograph), my fifth here and now my sixth! I wanted to see how the peter pan collar designed for View 2 looked paired with View 1. I accidently cut a size 4 collar for a size 3 dress which is why it is a little oversized, but oh well.
I also wanted to try using a printed collar after seeing Erin's (one of my lovely pattern testers) and my sister's versions of view 2 - they both used a printed collar, which is not something I would have thought of - usually I go with a printed dress and plain collar. I rushed this dress and didn't stay stitch under the collar so it is sitting a bit proud. The emerald green is a cotton drill I had in my stash. The spotted navy cotton is by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.
And how do you like my handy work on Juliette's hair? I chopped it all off yesterday - about 20cm! Isabella wanted me to save the hair to put on the 'craft table'. She doesn't let me throw anything out!!
I think Juliette looks like a little Audrey Tautou in Amelie!
Have you checked out Sanae Ishida's versions of the dress? She was one of my testers and posted two gorgeous versions today on her blog. One is tres modern, and the other is lovely and vintage. Love your work Sanae!
If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my pre-release pattern giveaway here.
Be sure to check out the awesome kids' clothes week website (it's like ravelry for kids's clothes - love it!) and blog for more kids' sewing inspiration!