I started an etsy shop almost a year ago, and it’s really been a fun little venture for me. It’s really a good way for me to justify buying more fabric, and it’s also really cool to sell some random person a handmade garment. I don’t have it stocked at all times or anything, but when the holidays settled down, I got motivated to sew for the shop. I also started listening to the Serial podcast while I sew and I am hooked!
(Jay did it.)
Anyway, here are a couple of dresses I made using Dana’s First Day Dress pattern, size 7. I lengthened the bodice by an inch and a half or so, and also cut the front neckline about 3/4″ wider. I really like the fit on my girl.
This color-blocked version is made with 4 different Cotton Couture solids: Cream, Watermelon, Gold, and Confection (for the lining).
I top-stitched the hem with metallic gold thread, and added a little gold tag for fun. Oh, and a gold button at the back too. :)
I like that this dress could come off as a little fancy for a special occasion, but also it could be casual with a pair of flip flops in the Summertime.
With the dress fully-lined, It feels a little more substantial and it’s fun to see the pink popping out when she twirls around.
This next one is a favorite- Remember when I gushed about the Handcrafted line by Alison Glass? I was so torn between choosing that Bouquet in Duck Egg print, and this one- Geese in Storm. Actually, I wrote back to Alison and had changed my mind about the Bouquet print and wanted to try this one, but she didn’t have enough yardage for me.
So I snatched some up at Hawthorne Threads.
It’s just such a cool print. So modern, and I love how all of the colors look together.
l lined this one cotton couture in Mist- a favorite shade as of late.
I love the shape of this dress, and it moves so nicely!
As always, thanks for reading!