Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Girly Style Wardrobe ~ view t
I made these two sweet dresses, with lace-edged pantaloons peeking out, for the girls for Easter. The Truffle was the only available model, but it was fine, as the girls insisted the dresses be exactly alike. As a home sewing mama, this grates me slightly, since exactly the same dresses are so easily purchased off-the-rack, one in each size. But, oh well. I love these girls.
The dress did come together nicely, once I stopped putting all the sleeves on backwards, ripped them back out, and turned them around. (Note to Self - Next time mark hem edge as well as front/back on pattern pieces. Space cadet sleeve is not the desired result here.) The pattern is from my favorite Japanese pattern book, but I will do this a bit differently next time. It seems there is a general distaste for zippers around here. It isn't the installation that puts me off, but as the Wonderbug remarked when she saw What I Had Done to her dress, "...but, Momma, buttons are pretty!" Yes, they are Sweetie Bug.
Next time it will be vintage pearl button plackets for all.