Since I’m no longer consumed by the sewing competition, I figured now I have plenty of time to actually blog about some things I’ve sewn but never got around to taking photos and sharing them! I know I’ve only been sharing things I’ve made for myself recently, but I do still sew for the kids and here is proof!
A few months ago, Rachael from Imagine Gnats asked me to test a new pattern, the Springtail Sundress. I was really excited because the dress is ADORABLE and exactly the kind of thing Millie would want to wear. It is a sweet comfortable A line dress with a bodice ruffle and a peek a boo back tied with a bow that can be sewn in either knit or woven, which is awesome.
I chose a Girl Charlee knit, purchased at a local store The Cloth Pocket at $6 a yard,woohoo! This fabric kind of thinks it is a woven because it has almost no stretch, and it was perfect for this pattern. I love love love the pineapples!! So fun and summery :)
I honestly don’t remember too much about the details of making this dress because it was SO LONG AGO and I have been sucking at keeping up with blogging all my things. But testing for Rachael was great, she was so fast and open and receptive to pattern and instruction tweaks. I also know I sewed this up in one morning and part of an afternoon, and that was with some confusion. So I imagine the final pattern to be a really fast and fun sew!
I’m in New Jersey right now and we just got to my parent’s beach house so the kiddos were enjoying throwing all the stale and moldy bread left here to all the seagulls. It is so fun watching my kids get so much excitement and joy from something so fun and simple and I remember having JUST as much fun when I was a kid! There is something magical about having 50 gulls swooping around you trying to eat your food! (until you get pooped on, but that happily didn’t happen today!) I thought it would be a great opportunity to snap some cute pictures :D
Anyways, back to the dress: I sewed up the size 5 and everything fit perfect around her little arms. A line dresses are easy everywhere else! I know you don’t have to finish the hems of knit fabrics because they won’t fray, but I had just purchased a rolled hem foot and I wanted to see how it would work on this fabric. It is so great! It cleans up the edges without bulking them up, I love it!
Mille has worn the dickens out of this dress so far and I’m happy that it isn’t starting to show too bad, lol! She actually just happened to be wearing it when I figured I could actually document it. I figured a dress this good needs to be seen!