Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sweet Little Halter Dress

My first time sewing with knit fabric was sooooooo much easier than I expected. I made this sweet little dress for a sweet little girl's 1st birthday. I can't wait to see a picture of her in it. This was also my first time doing lettuce edging on my serger and it was great. It seemed to work best with a slight-medium amount of resistance to stretch the fabric. Too much and too little were both bad. I also made the bias tape with the knit fabric and it worked out great. I needed the general measurements and sizing because I don't have any little models at my house, so I took a little of this and that from various patterns to come up with this dress. This Toddler Halter Top Tutorial was the main inspiration.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sundress for Ella

My dear friends were in town, from out of the country, to have their new baby girl. I feel so thankful for the time I got to spend with them. To celebrate her birth, I made Ella a very tiny little sundress with a halter tie. It was my first time shirring and working with elastic thread. All the inside seams were finished with the serger and I used a fat quarter I had been saving for something special. The dress turned out great and I hope it will last Ella a long time.