I’ve already started new 2014 sewing projects, yet there are still a couple of pieces that I failed to post about and I really wanted to do it.
One of the reasons for me blogging about my sewing projects is to keep a track of what I accomplish and how much my sewing progresses.
Sewing most of my girl’s wardrobe, plus some of my boy’s clothing (pj’s and coats, mostly) as well as small gifts, I do have to admit that sometimes I’m not really posting everything.
In 2013, there were quite a few pieces that I didn’t post here – either because they were gifted and I failed to photograph them before, because my kids were not in the mood and I just missed the momentum (after a piece has been worn, usually I don’t take pictures of it for posting) or just because I didn’t find it relevant to post about the endless amount of summer shorts that I’ve done for summer holidays or the matching pj’s my kids got from Santa, …
Nevertheless, this dress was finished by the end of October (perfect for fall), yet as my girl wore it straight away I totally forgot to post about it.
The pattern used is Ruthie from Children’s Corner and I used a soft Liberty cord (eBay auction – love it!). I had done view A of this pattern before and at the time, I wished I had more yardage to make the long-sleeve version.
The colors of this dress do look much better in real life – I do seem to have a special skill for matching my sewing projects with my wall color (we have the same wall color in every division of our house, except for the bathrooms and kitchen. Guess who choose it?)
I still love the vintage feel of this dress for little girls – it’s perfect and very comfortable to wear and although it’s rated as moderate it was a easy sewing.
One of the reasons why I love to sew this dress is because of its wrap-around yoke (if you’re curious just check the help videos at the CC website. It’s so clever!): it’s so easy to get a flawless yoke every time.
I didn’t add rick-rack to the collar and shirt (as instructed in the pattern) and to be honest I think I did wrong – it would look nicely on this print (next time, I promise). I did add rick-rack to the sleeves and it does add a nice touch 🙂
I did managed to capture a picture of my girl wearing this dress in the last days of the year. She was learning to fly …
xx, Ana Sofia