Thursday, July 28, 2011

FO: Sewing edition

A few weeks ago, while I was in-between projects, I got the urge to sew. I downloaded a very cute pattern for a girl's peasant dress -- Sis Boom's Molly Peasant Dress.


I had some fabric that I'd gotten on sale (from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush collection).



The pattern was easy to follow, and there were only a few pieces to cut out and work with.


The only modification I made was to add a ruffle to the bottom in the same fabric I used for the sleeves. For some reason, the dress seemed to need the ruffle to balance out the proportions. (I just cut a rectangle that was twice as long as the circumference of the skirt, basted it on to get the ruffles right, and sewed it.)



Best of all, the dress fits (although next time I will go up a size) and looks adorable.


P.S. Still plenty of time to use the coupon code TOOHOT for 15% off orders of $25 or more (not including shipping) at Black Bunny Fibers....

7 comments:

Elizabeth D said...

That dress + that child = perfect combination!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

That really is a cute dress, and I think your fabric choise is great. With the contrasting sleeves, it really does need the ruffle for balance. I think without it it would look old-ladyish(?). It never hurts to have a super-cute model, either.

Chrisknits said...

Such a sweet dress! And it seems, a very happy customer. Win win!

Marcia said...

such a cutie -- love that smile!

neknitsandbeads said...

LOVE my sheepless sock yarn! Especially the sherbert colorway. Thank you!

travellersyarn said...

What a fabulous dress - my daughters will love it. Your daughter looks lovely in it.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Very cute!

I want to make myself a skirt suite for church, but I have so many other projects on my plate right now.

Maybe I might be able to start it next month.