I actually made it to the sewing machine! A long overdue return...
It's winter here, and my 5 year old has decided she will NOT wear jeans/pants anymore. It must be dresses. So I decided she needed some new ones. In corduroy.
I chose the Perfect Party Dress by Tie Dye Diva. I love her patterns, and thought this one would translate well into a winter weight dress.
Here it is:
She has declared it her favourite dress...
It has a fully lined, button up bodice, and a lovely twirl factor (very important for a 5 year old).
Some of the details:
The applique on the front, is one from Bunnycup Embroidery. I chose to use the two fabrics from the dress, and alternate the directions of the cord stripes.
I thought the "ragged" edges tied in well with the frill on the bottom of the dress.
Yards and yards of frills! I cut the fabric for the frill and the sash in the opposite direction to the main blue. Just because I could. Plus I like the additional contrast.
I added a decorative stitch to the sash and ties...this was NEARLY the undoing of the dress I have to say. Trying to get a straight line was a challenge and took forever. Unpicking decorative stitches is not my favourite pastime.
With a couple of full length shots to finish with...
I will be making this again in corduroy...or maybe a drill?
Yes, maybe drill for the next one... :)