Sister’s birthday coming up, I thought I could make her a dress so I mentioned it to mum.We looked in her stash & found some fabric I thought she would like (above).
OK, so I’ve chosen the fabric. Now it’s onto the measuring. Not too hard. (Apart from annoying little sister trying to find out what we’re making her for her birthday).
Chosen fabric, measured it out, next it’s cutting out the pieces = not so easy, she’s still there.
After all that, it’s time for pinning so I can sew it together. As you can see I’ve been pinning the fairy eyes = very fun.
Seams sewing and more sewing. I did a French seam on the side seam of the skirt. I put gathers at the top.
The dress is at a stage where I can’t quite give it to sister.
Although at first look it looks finished enough so who do you think I am?
You guessed it, the Molly.
Done the important parts, and the sister will complain if not pockets.
Now it’s on to the last two pockets and decoration. I wanted to have a curved pocket but mum said it would be to difficult… so I designed my own using the idea that if you cut out a straight bit on the corner of the rectangle it is slightly curved.
I’ve sewn some ribbon onto the bottom of the dress. Finished it without help the day before sisters birthday.
I am very proud of the neat stitching and sister likes it too.