So this week I made Mady a dress.
Actually I made her 3 dresses.
And a skirt.
( I'll post pictures as soon as I can coax a smile out of her each time she's wearing these suckers. She is a moody 3 year old after all).
But this dress I made the pattern too. And unlike my last attempt, it actually worked.
You see, I had been looking for ideas for dresses online one night and I kept seeing the ones that have the round neck/straps (where the neckline is part of the straps in kind of a donut shape). And then I got it stuck in my head that this was the style of dress I wanted to make next.
So I looked for a tutorial. I couldn't find one.
I could find patterns I would have to pay for, but I could tell it was literally 4 pieces. Actually 2 pieces cut 2 times. I just didn't want to spend money on a pattern for that. I figured I could do it myself.
So I thought about it and studied pictures and eventually I did figure it out!
And here is the end result:
I can think of all sorts of ways to make it more fun:
-A contrasting neck piece
-little fabric flower or bows
-ruffles at the bottom (I'm kind of obsessed with ruffles...)
-Ribbon (doesn't ribbon just make everything better?)
Mady's favourite part are the little purple polka dots right here:
I won't tell you how many times I had to rip things out. Logic doesn't always come naturally to my creative brain and I may have assumed that fabric could pass through itself in an attempt to turn it right side out. So that explains why I didn't add the embellishments on this exact dress, but now that I have the pattern, I will be making variations!
I'll get a tutorial to you soon so that you can make your own too.
Edited to add: You can now find the tutorial here.
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