In the days leading up to the birth of little Corinne, I was getting anxious. I was officially overdue, my house was spotless (well, for me anyway), freezer stockpiled with cheesy-carby-homemade meals, clothes folded and actually put away… you could say I was waiting for things to happen.
What better way to get my mind off impending labor, than to get lost in a sewing project?
I followed instructions for the Flower Girl dress pattern found in Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing, but altered it a bit along the way to fit my (as of last week!) 4 year old girl. There were a few bumps along the way- joining the bodice together tripped me up for some reason. I found the instructions to be a bit lacking, but then again, i had pregnancy brain going on at the time so….maybe i was just dumber that day. 🙂
I can’t remember who makes the fabric, but somehow I had a masssive stash of it- i do know it was a major clearance buy. I love me some clearance fabric!
It’s the perfect weight for this breezy sundress.
I widened the bodice a bit….though Heather says it should be snug-I knew Ellery wouldn’t go for that- she’s gotta be comfy or it’ll never get worn!
Of course, it helps if there’s room to twirl….
Here’s where I ran into a bit of trouble:
Because I widened the bodice (note: the front and back bodice pieces are cut the same pattern piece), the straps were falling off her shoulders. SO…. I brought them in from the edges of the back by an inch and a half- I sewed a few buttons to the straps and made buttonholes on the bodice- not ideal, but a quick fix.
My daughter lives in comfy dresses- I’m glad to add one more to her collection…
And though it’s not fancy enough to be called a Flower Girl dress, it’ll do the job for a kid that likes to twirl and play barefoot in the yard. You may remember she called this dress her party dress! haha…
such humble taste she has.