Like this dress? Yeah, me too. I love the simplicity and playfulness of it. I didn’t create the pattern. I am an expert garment sewist but even expert garment sewists aren’t always trained in pattern drafting. That takes years and years of education and experience.
I love to sew garments, always have, always will. To tell you the truth, it’s my true love. I love quilting too but I started out as a garment sewist. You know what? The best quilters are those of us that have sewn garments first. Do you know why? Because it’s all about the experience of making something fit.
It’s also about fabric manipulation, and knowing what a fabric will do when you get it under your presser foot and into your hands. Truth. We are not afraid of curves. We are not afraid to “ease”.
Here’s my latest creation for my granddaughter.
It used to bother me that patterns tend to not use facings anymore. Instead they use bias strips. I guess I am just accepting it. I could choose to make my own facings, or to line it. Sometimes I do that. But this turned out pretty well. I did add a zipper even though there was a keyhole opening in the back. I don’t want that. I want a bonified zipper. That’s another thing garment sewists are not afraid of. We’re not afraid of zippers. My 4-H leaders did right by me.
This is going to be my granddaughter’s Easter dress. The pattern also comes as a top and has shorts and pants with it. You can purchase it https://www.etsy.com/listing/1211546587/sweet-little-girl-dress-sizes-3-8?click_key=117f1d0e74f45f2711e492ac1a51bc25184fb45b%3A1211546587&click_sum=081dd794&ref=shop_home_active_1
It’s pretty cute and easy too. I added vintage buttons. She won’t know that they’re vintage but a lot of other people will see them and decide that they look pretty old fashioned.
Can’t wait to try it on her.