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….
Too cute! You’re so creative and talented!
I’m sure glad you had a girl… a boy just wouldn’t have been quite as cute in the ruffles.
ps… Go Charlie! 🙂
Awesome!!! If only I had a small ounce of your ambition and time! Landry is going to be the best dressed girl in Austin