Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kids Clothes Week Challenge - first project complete!

So really this dress should have been done on Monday. Really. But JoJo has been getting up so darn early that I am just totally out of steam by the time I think about sewing after the kids go to bed. Last night I thought "oh I'll just finish this up real quick" and made a huge error and ended spending the 30 minutes I wanted to use to finish the dress having a date with my seam ripper instead. I took that as a hint to go to bed.

Anyway, it's done! She likes it and it fits and unless she has a wicked growth spurt, it should keep fitting through the winter. I used the Go to Dress Pattern from Train to Crazy but added a an extra strip of coordinating fabric at the cuffs and sleeves to extend the pattern from a size five to a size six. As for the ease of using the pattern? I found it easy to understand. The only part that I had a bit of trouble with was sewing the casing on for the elastic. I think if I make it again, I may do a shirred waits instead. Also, I showed the dress to a friend who thought it would be just as cute without an elastic waist!

So where is Sweet Pea going in her "Go to Dress"??? UP up and away apparently!


Thanks so much for letting me know what you think! I really do appreciate every comment and will do my best to respond to any question you may have!