Sunday, March 15, 2009


I found this pattern at JoAnns. It's really easy and super cute. It'll be fun to wear to the park - when dresses aren't necessarily appropriate. It's a See & Sew pattern #3888. The back closure called for buttons, but I didn't want the girl to need help everytime she had to go to the bathroom, so I put velcro on the closure flaps and just added a couple of mock buttons. She didn't want to take it off, so she's wearing it today - even though it's 42 and raining. I guess we're not going anywhere, anyway!

Aren't these cute?! This is some seersucker I'd bought at Walmart for $2 a yard. The gingham is seersucker, too. I used the shorts pattern from McCalls' M5306 and just added a ruffle along the hem. Then I made the top from Simplicity 3749 and lined it, because, as mentioned previously, I hate facing. I can't wait until the girl can wear this with her friend. They'll be in tweeny heaven!

The girl picked this fabric out eons ago. It has a whimsical bug motif along the bottom. I used New Look, pattern 6493. I lined the bodice instead of using facing... I hate facing. She loves it and can't wait to go jump on the trampoline in it. According to her, it is a "floating dress".

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ruffle Skirt

This skirt is really cute, but not exactly something you can whip out in an hour. Lots of gathering and hemming - my two LEAST favorite tasks. Not hard, just tedious. Of course, it's got "6-year-old GIRL" written all over it. Sorry to say, I'll be making more soon.