It’s possible I could be getting overly ambitious with my sewing. Maybe.
I decided to make Landry’s Easter dress. And matching bloomers. And a dress for our wildflower photos at the end of the month. And a pair of bloomers to match the St. Patrick’s Day outfit I made for her. And a pair of ruffled pants…..
Perhaps I’m getting too aggressive with my plans….
I saw a “20-minute ruffle dress tutorial” made with the most fabulous pre-ruffled fabric and decided I had to make Landry an Easter dress. How hard could a 20-minute dress be? The tutorial looks super easy (famous last words!). I found the fabric at a local sewing shop and nearly passed out when I checked out, and, once they rang up the total, I realized it was $25/yard. Yes, I bought a full yard. No, there were no coupons available at this particular store. Yes, I did have a mini anxiety attack when I realized I CAN’T MESS THIS UP! Yes, I kicked myself when I got home and realized I could’ve ordered the same exact fabric for $17/yard from RuffledFabric.com. BUT, isn’t it pretty…?
I’m super nervous about messing this up, so I made a “sample dress” out of muslin to make sure the pattern fits her before I cut my crazy expensive fabric.
I have to say, the dress is super easy to make…..only 3 seams….just gotta make sure I cut it all correctly. I altered the neckline and the sleeves on my pattern based upon how they ended up falling in my muslin sample. I’ll post pics when I’m done – hopefully I’ll get to make it this weekend. I’m also hoping to have enough fabric leftover to make a pair of ruffled pants and a pair of bloomers to go under the dress. However, the St. Patrick’s Day bloomers I just finished aren’t looking so hot on her…..there seems to be a bit of “extra room” in the front, which just looks weird. But, oh well. She’s only going to wear them once anyway.
Here’s the entire St. Patty’s Day outfit I made for her – the skirt is featured in my last post, Twirl Skirt Tutorial. I finished her shirt and one for myself this past weekend. I thought they turned out really cute!
You’ll see Landry was having her snack in the photo above. She likes to mimic me right now, so it was tough getting a shot of her standing up. She kept squatting down like I was doing when I was trying to take her picture. Of course, Charlie saw this as an opportunity to “share” her snack. Sneaky little dog….
This past weekend, I also made another skirt and matching onesie for a little girl who just turned one.
I love the way the fabric waves across the butterfly.
And, I added another tiny little butterfly to the back of the onesie just for fun. It was so tiny I had to hand sew it on.
I was pretty pleased with how this set turned out. And, I got to use my friend Wendy’s serger to finish the seams on the skirt. That was probably a big mistake. I’m now under the impression that I NEED a serger. And, I already have one picked out… And, of course, it’s not an inexpensive purchase…. Patience. I’m trying to teach myself Patience…. If only I could quit my day job and just go to town on my list of projects. Ahh, but there are mortgages to pay and sergers to buy…..One day….