Following holiday craziness, I've settled back down to my sewing machine, creating a new birthday dress for my favorite 4 year old.
We celebrated last weekend at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. When I approached her about making a birthday dress she specified that it must be mostly pink and have a twirly skirt. She then helped me pick out the main fabric at a local quilting store that has little print of pink, red and green. I paired it with a pink and cream print to accent the hem (Amy Butler I think) and a bit of green cotton at the waist, both from my stash. The pattern is Simplicity 2559, which is intended to be a fairy costume, but I used it as a basic pattern for the armhole and bodice. Next time, I will take it in at the waist but I don't mind the ease too much.... it reminds me of a 1930's frock.
A bit saccharine perhaps, but perfect for a four year old.
One New Years resolution down, several more to go.....
Happy Sewing! ~ Carla
P.S. There has been a lot of other Clever Charlotte sewing going on these past few weeks, we promise. We'll start sharing soon!