Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sewing for Summer

Jo-Ann’s was having a sale on patterns for 99 cents (and I love a sale) so I picked a few up to make Kate a couple of Summer dresses. The pattern for this dress was a Simplicity 5695 and was very simple. I tweaked a few details of the pattern—I added lining and used my fancy ruffle attachment instead of doing gathering stitches for the bottom. My seamstress mother-in-law bought me the ruffle attachment for my sewing machine as a Christmas gift and I love it! It took a little getting used to and looks very intimidating, but it’s actually very simple and saves a lot of time. I’m really happy with how the dress turned out although Kate does have to grow into it a bit! I made a size 1 but the sizing measurements on the pattern must be a little off. I’m not sure if this is the case for all simplicity patterns or not, but I’ll try sizing down next time.

I finally got Kate to smile today! She’s getting better, or maybe she’s just happy to be holding the Tylenol bottle. Tylenol has been her friend these past few days!


Trisha said...

So cute even if it is too big now. You are too fancy with your ruffle attachment. I bought a couple of patterns during that sale too although one is a dress for me...I'm half way done but I don't think that the finished product will be good enough to actually wear. I wish I would have bought more patterns since they were 99 cents!

Leslie said...

Look how happy she looks and how lucky she is to have a mom that sews for her! It's addictive isn't is?

Jill said...

What a happy picture!! Wish I had the time to sew. Enjoy it while it lasts!