Norman is on vacation this week, which was a blessing since I was so sick. He was able to deal with kids and meals so that the whole thing didn't go to the pooper while I was down. Since my recovery, he and whoever else is around have been going to the lake fishing. So yesterday I decided to sew :)
This is the FREE pattern I was using: Pillowcase Dress from 3 Fat quarters
And here are the completed pictures:
I added the little "belt" with leftover bias tape. I stitched it on in the front and left it loose to tie in the back. The reason was that the pattern was only sized down to a 2T and Abby wears an 18 month so it was really big on her.
I also made the shoulder ties shorter and took an extra half inch in the casing at the top.
This morning Abby modeled it before church. It should have taken about 2 hours to make, but Abby was lonely so I had to play. I still got it done in an afternoon.
See how I pulled the extra width in at the back? Makes it loose but fitted at the same time. I think it turned out so sweet and it is lightweight (cotton) so it won't be so hot. I will absolutely be making more!
Now to work on a dress for Easter.........
I'll try to post more next week. Abby and I are going to go play :)