This month, Melissa from Elemental Stitches assigned either the "Dress with a Lace Doily", or the "White Cotton and Flower Print Sundress" for our sew-a-long from Carefree Clothes for Girls. I chose the latter, but made it the "Red Cotton with Polka Dot Print, Crochet Trim, and Ruffles Sundress!
I cheated a little bit and bought the skirt fabric as is. How awesome is this fabric?! It was pricey, but I only needed 1/2 a yard.
When I was done with the dress, I didn't like the long length. Instead of re-hemming it, I made an inner skirt, sewed it to the seam allowances of my first skirt, and made a bubble hem.
3 white covered buttons and some lace at the sleeves and I was done!
The more I use this book, the more I love it. Somehow the little illustrations on 1 small page are so much more informative than an entire set of commercial pattern instructions. Maybe it's just my super-visual learning style. This dress just came together so quickly and in a sensible way. Nothing that made me go, "huh?"
The best part? After all the purple in that Dresden Plate Skirt, I got to go back to sewing with my favorite color!