Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A little free-form sewing

So every summer I bust out my sewing machine and make E a top or a dress. I've gotten progressively better- my first dress I sewed for E two years ago can only be classified as a disaster. No kidding, it was that bad.  This year I found some cute red and white fabric on sale (.90 for 2 yards!) and decided it was time to make E her latest ensemble.

Instead of using a pattern, I decided to be inspired by a skirt E's grandma made for her. I cut and sewed a few rectangles together, copied the top from another dress pattern and sewed it up. E added her opinion on the alternating fabric. It ended up like this:
It isn't perfect, but it is way better than the first dress I ever sewed!  The back looks like this:

I wanted to make the straps criss-cross in the back, but E said it would be too baby-ish that way. I also added some shirring to the back to tighten it up.   I suppose I could have fitted it on E before sewing it all together, but I tend to do all my sewing late at night after bedtime and didn't want to wait until morning!

So there you go! A one of kind ruffle dress for my one of a kind E!

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