Two weeks ago I won a piece of great fabric in a wonder full give away. The give away was connected to the one year anniversary of Mieke's blog and for this joyous occasion she also created a free baby girl dress pattern! The fabric came of the webshop LieselLove.
For next project I really have to measure twice and cut
once. Although my cutting did not result in the same massacre as last
week I did manage to wrongfully cut the back piece of the dress by
cutting it on the fold. This resulted in no sewing allowance for the
zipper. By making the back pleats slightly smaller and using an extreme
small sewing allowance for the zipper I managed to work around it. The
back piece is therefore still one piece below the zipper.
one piece back of course created some troubles with the construction of
the dress because now turning through the shoulder was not possible
anymore. I tried two different ways of turning whilst having sewn
shoulder, armholes and neck but I did not manage to find the solution
(Although I feel there is one and probably will realize it after reading
my Fawn Lilly instruction again). The end of the evening was nearing
and I decided to just open up a shoulder and turn there. Afterwards I
sewed up the shoulder by hand using invisible stitches. It worked out
I love how the dress turned out. Thank you again Mieke!
Based on the measurement table I chose the second size and lengthened it
and the fit is perfect. On other blogs I usually love picture
overloads, I hope you do too.
case you are wondering what that box with number in her hand is... We
store left over Lego pieces from Creator sets (never mind if you do not
know this Lego line) together in a box with the number of the set on it.
My little model was not really in the mood for smiling (or not crying
for that matter) and I had to distract her. Not many things work better
in at such a moment than things that make a lot of noise when shaken.