I’d love to be able to say that my daughters are angels all the time, but that would not be truthful. Granted, they are extremely well behaved in general and tend to be dolls for everyone else. It’s been a challenging week with my 2 year old. Oh boy, have we have seemed to hit a peak when it comes to her tantrums. Let me just recall the things that have set her off this week: “eating” her oatmeal when testing the heat level, giving her strawberries when apparently she wanted a banana, not giving her the right color cup/bowl/spoon/diaper/you name it, attempting to change her diaper, putting milk in her cereal, and on and on….
Sewing has been a sort of escape from the madness this week. And as an added bonus, the dress I sewed up this week made E extremely happy. She was so darn cute as she twirled around exclaiming “I’m so pretty!” 🙂 Win/Win situation, I think.
This dress was part of a sew along for Create Kids Couture. The concept is that the process of sewing the dress is broken down into several days and people are available for any advice if you get confused. A prize is available for showing daily progress. The Poppy Peek-A-Boo Dress was the pattern chosen for this week. It was even on sale the weekend prior.
I had purchased some beautiful fabric from The Fabric Cobbler. Scarlett runs this quilting fabric shop out of Illinois and has a website, Etsy page, and Facebook group. I have to give her mad props for her customer service. She is willing to personally match up fabric options for customers and is great about keeping people updated. The fabric I used for this dress was Michael Miller Waterfront Breeze in Iris (from The Fabric Cobbler) and the coordinating fabric was Michael Miller Waterfront Park Domino Dot in Jewel (from Hawthorne Threads).
Excuse the poor lighting for the initial pictures. I had to take them at night while the kids were asleep.
Day 1 was to cut the fabric. Easy enough.
Day 2 was creating the straps and back bodice.
Day 3 was completing the bodice.
Day 4 was… you guessed it, the skirt.
The last day was completing the dress by sewing the bodice and skirt together.
This dress was fun to make and I am in love with it! I squared off the bodice (it was a sweetheart neckline in the original pattern) since I am not the hugest fan of sweetheart necklines, personally.
The back is really cute and perfect for our hot weather in the summer.
And the pick up in the skirt showing the contrasting fabric of the underskirt is another really nice feature.
We have a winner! I would have totally made another identical dress for K if I hadn’t run out of the coordinating fabric. I really adore this dress (and the girl in it too of course) 😉
I have already started on two nautical themed dresses for the girls as part of the March Project Run & Play challenge and have a newborn dress to show you as well. With any luck, I can post them over the next few days!
Until then, I’ll keep sewing until this baby comes!