I’ve decided that I’m not sewing sleeves anymore.
And I’ve acquired a new addiction: sundresses.
And as you can see, Ms O loves to wear them. I’ve made 5 dresses in 3 days. I think I may continue making one a day until there’s a nice collection.
For the pattern, I used Sandi Henderson’s Portabellopixie Claire pattern.
Okay Sandi, how in the heck are you making any money off these patterns?
For $16, you just about get a book! There’s TWENTY pages in the pattern. There are colored illustrations, photos and pages of instructions She teaches you how to make bias tape & piping, how to shirr and two ways to gather. The pattern back shows 4 dress options, but really that’s just the beginning. You could make umpteen dress combination’s with her awesome instructions.
All that said, I only made the petal knot dress without the apron and knot. I love the proportions of the band width, amount of gather and the simple lined bodice. These dresses fit Ms O perfectly and she looks too darn cute in it.
Each dress takes very little time without those darn sleeves. I’d rather sew on buttons and make buttonholes any day than sew a sleeve. I’m tired of the hemming, gathering and easing in to fit a sleeve. It takes way too long.
Although, I did make this Burda dress again, but you know how much I love this dress. I will make sleeves for something this cute. All in moderation I say.
It was supposed to be for Easter, but you know how that goes.
I would love to buy yards and yards of this Moda Wonderland line, but have to make due with what I have. (Worse case scenario is now the best case for LO schools and I’m sure PP schools are in deeper trouble.) The great thing about these dresses is that you can use different little pieces of fabric so there’s not large single cuts of fabric needed. I need stash busting projects and I’m sure you all could use it too. :)