A little girl is soon to be born, a little party for her is being planned for later in the week. With this in mind I made this~ (weird lighting)
I am pretty pleased with this little dress..
Not sure what is up with the lighting!!
I started out with Simplicity dress pattern 3509 , I used the dress and sleeve portion of the pattern. From there, I went out on my own. Honestly I hated hated this pattern, and I hated the yoke. I don’t know what the deal is, but I could not get it. Which is fine because I intended to change it up anyway. I gathered the neckline in attempts to make more of a squared neckline. That went ok, I added the pin tucks. Love that. I added the entredeux to neckline and each sleeve. I did a picot crochet trim on each sleeve. I really love picot. For the neckline I did another trim from Samantha of The Handmade Dress.. (love her work, very very inspiring.) I added the pink ribbon, back pleats and a dainty little button with a crochet closure just to ensure there is a way to adjust the fit.
I used my Dritz hem makerfor the hem, and what a difference that was. Perfect hem. I also made the matching diaper cover-up thingy ~ ~ I really love the pink seersucker fabric I used. I couldn’t help but to put a touch of embroidery on the center chest. A bonnet and booties are in the works..
I think I am overall ok to give this gift. I see a lot of places that are not perfect. I am still on a steep learning curve. However, I will try not to be too critical and harsh of my work. It was made with warm thoughts and so many well wishes for a new little being yet to live her little life. Sometimes you just have to relax and let it be… Right?
Ok, but I think I need to do a little something on the top of the tucks… that little area is making me crazy… maybe embroidered x’s ? going across the top of the pin tucks? Yes, yes, must let it go…?