Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Apples and Pears shirtdress

Well, one post in two months is pretty pathetic, even with a long vacation thrown in there. I keep planning to post some pictures of what we've been up to but we didn't really take that many on vacation. And sewing is dragging right now.

But I did manage to sew something with the Alexander Henry Apples and Pears that I coveted for so long. Thanks to KID, MD (the sewing goddess) for the idea for this adorable shirt dress. So super cute!!

Because I just took a serger class and was all geeked out with new techniques, I did a rolled hem on the sleeves and bottom. I wanted a more casual look and thought it might be cute. Eh. It does look cute enough, but I'll probably save it for knits from now on.

I also tried cloth covered buttons for the first time. I don't know why I waited, because if you can put the lid on a bottle of ibuprofen, you can make these things.

I made size 2, even though Rylee is very small in the chest. It came out a little long, but not ridiculously so. She refused to hold still long enough for a picture so all the pictures from the front are just of her lunging for the camera with a maniacal grin on her face. So here's the length from the back.  With all her newly grown curly hair.


Kitschy Coo said...

And here's me thinking you'd retired from this blogging lark! Glad you're back, and cute dress :)

KID, MD said...

I'm blushing...

That is ADORABLE! The fabric is so cute, and perfect for this pattern. I need to make about a dozen more, but first I need some apple and pear fabric.

Sister said...

Such cute fabric, and awesome dress. I love fabric covered buttons too. Welcome back!