I finally made something from the Sew Chic Kids book! I haven't had the motivation to do it before and just kept going back to look at the beautiful photographs but I decided KCW was the push I needed.
This is pattern a, Dress with Frilled Shoulders. The fabric was bought locally and even though I grumbled about the colour, I can't deny the drape and sheen of the cloth is gorgeous. I have no idea what the content is, there was no information on the bolt. But it was on the discount rack, so it hopped into my basket!
I worried about the frills being too 'frilly' and standing to attention, but now I love them. They add something to the very simple design of the dress that makes it a bit special. I debated whether to play around with trims or piping but kept it plain in the end. I can always make another version now that I have it all traced off. Sweet and simple sometimes works.
I had to use very small buttons because the loops are tiny. This may be my interpretation of the diagrams and measurements, but they weren't long enough. I have made a mental note to adjust that next time.
The back placket binding sewed up beautifully. It was the one area I thought I was going to make a mess, but thankfully it all turned out well in the end.
While I did topstitch around the neckline, I hand stitched the yoke facings to create a cleaner line on the right side of the dress. My hand stitching is not the neatest but I quite like doing it and practice makes perfect!
She gives a little shiver every time I slip this dress over her head because the fabric is very slithery and slippy. It makes her giggle because she is only used to cottons.
I took my time over the construction of this dress and on day 5 of KCW I only have 3 projects to show. But I enjoyed the challenge of this dress (most of the challenge comes from interpreting the diagrams and measurements, the dress itself is quite simple) and I may sneak another project from this book in later on today when the little people have gone to sleep.