A little boat dressAugust 02, 2014
I am trying to finish some half made garments at the moment. I, like many sewers (I think), start something, then put it down after distracted or excited about a new project, and start something else. I started this dress a few weeks ago and had to get it finished before Emily grew too much more.
I found this sweet retro boat print at my local fabric store at discount and thought it would look really sweet in a little girl's dress. I used my Debbie's birthday dress pattern and drafted sleeves for our cooler weather. The ric rac faux collar only extends around the front of the dress. I just drew a chalk line where I wanted the ric rac to sit and sewed it down before the dress was constructed. It's a sweet detail, I think. I didn't get an unblurred (running) shot of the back of the dress, but I used an invisible zipper instead of button and loop so that no winter breezes could creep in. Below is Emily amazed by the early evening moon.
Emily was busy playing with duplo when I asked her if she would try on her boat dress for me so I could take some photos. Her immediate reply was, "No, i not!" I then whispered in her ear that I would give her a chocolate button and she smashed the duplo out of the way and said, "Let's go, Mummy!" This girl is ridiculously cute and cheeky!