Remember how I dyed those buttons? I finished up the dress I wanted them for a few weeks ago... the day before the Kids Clothes Week Challenge started, actually. I was planning on making a matching dress for Gaiw, so you all could have a tutorial, but I've run out of steam and don't feel like repeating this dress right now. Anyway! Here it is:
You can see from my initial sketch that this didn't turn out quite like I was hoping... the sleeves don't have enough puff and I made the bib quite a bit too big.
Still, it is really cute on Booper and she loves it. =)
This is named 'The Jess Dress' because it was inspired by Jessica at Craftiness is Not Optional... she is always adding sweet little details like the ric-rac and pin-tucks on the bib to the adorable dresses she makes for her equally adorable little girls. Truly, if you get a chance you should check out her incredible tutorials page and see all the sweet things she has made.
So this dress has a pin-tucked bib and ric-rac around the bib, cuffs, and waistband. There is a circle skirt, buttons I dyed myself on the bib, and button closure down the back.
It's light and floaty and drape-y and twirly, what more could a little girl ask for? =)
If I ever get the energy again, I'll give you a quick rundown on how I made this, along with some tips for a lined bodice with no raw edges and no hand sewing - with sleeves. =)
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