Saturday, July 26, 2014

Birthday Party Dress - Kids Clothes Week Day 3-6


Pattern:  Oliver + S Birthday Party Dress
Size: 3
Fabric: Calico from a little sewing shop that has closed
Trim: Eyelet from the same shop

I love how this dress came out.  It has the least amount of mistakes I have made for a clothing item.  I am pretty proud.  

On day 2 I worked a long day and couldn't sew.  But Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday I sewed and sewed.  This took me way more than an hour a day.  I am slow.  Wednesday I had a hard time with sewing the facing.  I was confused with the plackets.  Our internet was out so I couldn't go on the forum.  I just couldn't figure it out despite the great instructions.  I didn't understand how the plackets were suppose to be looking when I sewed the facing on.  An hour later when the power came on I checked the forum and it had such clear pictures and redirection that I was able to do it. 

I finished the dress yesterday morning.  I was up early to sew today before going to the Maine Quilt Show.  I really wanted to make a doll outfit for Bitty.  I only had time to start but I think it will be pretty cute.  I will post later in the week about the outfit and the quilt show.  Until then here are two more pictures of the dress and my beautiful girl.
 




7 comments:

Deb said...

You did a good job! The dress looks really sweet and I love the long ribbon bow. Nicely done!

Deb said...

You did a good job! The dress looks really sweet and I love the long ribbon bow. Nicely done!

Deb said...

You did a good job! The dress looks really sweet and I love the long ribbon bow. Nicely done!

Elizabeth said...

This is so sweet on Stella! Sometimes when I sew for an hour a day and realize how many days a project is taking me I realize that I'm really slow, too! These dresses can be such a commitment. But awfully satisfying as well. And hooray for the forums! I always enjoy reading through all the posts for a pattern before I start sewing.

Country Maison (Eva Martin) said...

What a lovely dress !! I envy your sewing skills and it makes me want to open my sewing machine again !!

While I have an incredible patience for crochet and knitting I don't seem to have it for sewing. . .

Stella looks so sweet in that dress !!
xEva

Cindy said...

Such a sweet dress on an even sweeter little girl! Can't wait to hear about the quilt show.:)

sisforsewing said...

I love this dress - great color and fab fit on your little girl!
Need to find some extra time to sew one for my girl soon (it's one of my favorite patterns)!