Monday, January 21, 2013

Birthday Dress

Feels like we have just finished Christmas and now we are getting ready for Adeles birthday. All comes round very quick!

When I went and did the pattern swap I gained McCall's M6271. It is meant to be an easy pattern but I don't think it is. It is well explained and easy enough to follow. But there are lots of steps and I am pretty sure unless you had done a few of the steps in other patterns you might be a bit confused. I certainly wouldn't recomend this as a dress/top to make as a first attempt.

I changed it a little. My friend had made one for her daughter so I had seen a finished one. I made the neck straps a bit shorter. I also didn't put on the waist tie. I was going to put one on, but I thought it would start to look a little bit like her Christmas dress. Also this is meant to be the top and it is still quite dress length. I am planning to get a pair of white leggings to go under it.

I am still not 100% convienced with the fabric. It certainly looks much nicer now that it is finished. It was a bit of a pressure buy. I wanted to get her fabric but with all the post christmas sales a lot of the nicer fabrics were gone. I brought this on a whim, I guess floro's are all the rage so I guess she is fashionable. That said I do love the style of the dress. If she didn't have 100 dresses and outfits already I would make another one. Instead I will just have to wait for Greta to get a bit bigger and make her one. The under side of the bubble dress is the stripes as well. So a lot of bright pink!

I brought my first Japanese sewing book and I think I love every pattern. The only bummer is they don't include seam allowances in the patterns so I must remember that when I go to cut. MUST REMEMBER!! I also brought some voile to make one of the tunics so I am very excited!