I switched gears today and started sewing with wovens! After 4 days and 9 garments sewn almost 100% with the serger, it feels good to be back with Brigitta. I missed her.
Today’s project was the aforementioned bubble dress pattern from Straightgrain in washi fabric. The only change I made was to lower the front neckline. I like the aesthetic of the higher neck, but I figured if my kid was anything like me, she would feel like fabric boa constrictors were trying to strangle her (turtlenecks = evil)
I sewed up the size 6 for my oldest, but as you can see, it is a near perfect fit for my just-turned-4 yr old. The bodice would definitely fit my 6 yr old, but I’m guessing it wouldn’t cover her underwear. It’s an easy enough fix if you know about it ahead of time, and I wouldn’t let it stop you from using this pattern because it is sooo dern cute.
I was kinda bummed that Z didn’t get the dress because then it would get to cycle through all 3 girls, but really I’m just glad I didn’t waste my very dear washi fabric on a project fail.
The dilemma now is that my next project was going to be a Junebug dress for this kiddo, but now I don’t really want to make her another dress…
I do have a friend who is in the hospital imminently delivering her second girl (what up mindy! congratulations on making a person with your genitals!), so I’m going to go scour the interwebs for some cute matchy outfits for her 3 yr old and soon to be newborn. Any suggestions? I’ve made it this far, I’ve gotta finish strong!!
Speaking of finishing strong, someone tried to pretend she was sick of modeling today.