Monday, October 15, 2012

I Made A(nother) Dress

Round Two of making dresses for the Girl.  When we bought the fabric I just kept telling myself she's four.  When I showed my husband he pointed out that I have a skirt "just like that."  To a boy, yes, but technically my polka dots are pink on pink.  The white seems more in your face for whatever reason.
After sewing with it, and getting to know it, I am totally in love with it.  It is so us.  The girl loves it.  She has a Minnie Mouse doll that is very important and she loves that they now match.  So much so that she has decided to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween.  So I guess it's a twofer; dress and costume.
The pattern was a simple Butterick from JoAnn's.  I think it cost less than a dollar.  It was pretty simple.  My favorite part is totally the pin tucks.  I added some length, it hits an inch or so below the knee when she stands up straight, which isn't too often, she's usually in motion.

And a quick Hustle update.  Yeah...  So I've shelved the quilt for my in-laws idea.  It was too much me and not them.  I was trying to use what I had and what I have is just not their style.  So it's not totally never gonna happen, but it ain't happening before Christmas.  Unless of course I get hit by guilt between now and then and decide I HAVE to make one!  Here's to hoping I can resist midnight sewing on the 24th!

linking it up! tgiff and whoop whoop and crazymom

8 comments:

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Super! And, yes, very pink with lots of white dots is perfect for a four-year-old. (I have three girls ... we have had tons of pink, lots of purple, lots of "satiny" and "velvety" ... so fun!)Beautiful work on the dress!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

What a happy ending and a pretty dress! I was waiting to see how this fabric turned out :) I guess your daughter could see past the pink and has excellent taste :)

Jo said...

I miss when my girls were little and I could sew fun little dresses for them!

Jennie said...

I love this pattern - what an adorable little dress! I do love sewing for my girls.

Resist the 11th hour Christmas sewing - I did it last year and I was too tired for all the fun on Christmas day.

Diane said...

The dress is lovely! A agree, resist the late gift sewing bug... I an lucky that everything has to be mailed so if it is not done by 12/15 its not going to happen.

AllyJo said...

Love the dress. I love sewing for girls. I like the pin tucks around the collar.

LC said...

Adorable dress! I kinda want one for me.

Jenelle said...

She does look like Minnie. :) Very cute dress! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF.