Pattern: Oliver + S Birthday Party Dress
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.