Monday, May 20, 2013

Sewing: Vintage Inspired Girls Dress

This post was originally on my personal private blog in 2008

As I lay in bed the other night, I created this dress in my head: grey and white stripes with some textured structure, lined with two kinds of red and white polka dot cotton, trimmed out in blue and red bias and featuring two hip "belts" out of vintage patchwork with large white buttons. Everything sewn in red thread. In my head it was so pretty.

So I made it!

I cut and "pasted" two patterns together, one from the 70's and one current (from the McCalls book of patterns at Joanns) and whipped this up for my little girl. When I say whipped, it really took me the better part of two days. I'm not a magician :). She loved it.

 I don't sew dresses often and I certainly don't choose projects as involved as this one. For all of the work, however, it was worth it.