Tuesday, April 10, 2012
(She tends to gravitate toward that unfortunate ack-ack color of lavender that brings to mind all the sissy girls I knew when I was growing up whom I wanted to punch).
I didn't have a pattern, but sewing a pillowcase style dress is so simple it wasn't necessary. There are lots of free tutorials all over the internet, if you're interested. I suppose the night gown could work as a dress as well, but the fabric pattern isn't well suited for it.
I used 2/3 yards for the main fabric, and 1/3 yard for the ruffle, binding, and tie. I think next time I'd purchase a little more fabric, as I like her dresses to be just a tiny bit longer so she has room to grow in them.
I actually took the time to iron the binding I made, and it really came out rather well, I think.
I used my serger to finish off all the seams, which was nice and quick and gives the garment a more professional look, I think.
My favorite addition to the dress is the ruffle I sewed onto the bottom. Usually I just attach the ruffle right sides together, but this time I tucked the top edge of the ruffle under about a 1/4 inch and sewed it to the outside of the hem. I love the way it looks!
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