Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lily's new Dress

I'm a sucker.

Lily found some fancy fabric in my stash and was determined to sew herself a dress out of it. So I found a pattern for a dress in her size that said "very easy" and figured I could whip it out for her, I put my projects on hold again...


It took two days and the "very easy" statement kinda made me feel very stupid!

The pattern is Butterick B4906
It's not a bad pattern, I have just never attempted a dress before, which is why I wonder now why I thought I would be capable of "whipping one out"!!

But anyway, I did manage to finish it and here is the end result:


It looks good in the photo...You can't see my mistakes! I will just tell you, I thought I would make things easier and do buttons rather than a zipper, but it turned into a disaster. I accidentally put the button holes on the wrong side and my machine went crazy and messed them all up! I was able to salvage things, but next time I'll go for the zipper.

I made some barrettes out of our fabric scrap roses and they looked pretty in Lily's hair. She wants this be her Easter Dress, so know I feel obligated to sew two more!! Maybe they'll go fast since they'd be smaller and now I know what I'm doing!?

3 comments:

Rae Snyder said...

cute! i'm attempting to sew salem a dress and i've never done one before either... i'm pretty confused to say the least. but my mom is supposed to unconfuse me. we'll see. yours looks great, though! i love it!

Mama K said...

very pretty! I love the buttons...though I can see why you wouldn't want to do that again. My mom used to have some sleeveless dresses with large (1 inch or so) buttons down the back... in like the 1950s or so.. I like the look.

Mama K said...

very pretty! I love the buttons...though I can see why you wouldn't want to do that again. My mom used to have some sleeveless dresses with large (1 inch or so) buttons down the back... in like the 1950s or so.. I like the look.