Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rosy Posy Dress & Pantalets

Ray's cousin got married in the end of July, which seems so long ago now. It was crazy hot, so I tried to come up with lightweight clothes for the kids.

For E, I made the Rosy Posy dress from Ottobre 3/11 (size 98 width, 104 length). It's more of a classic little girl look than I usually go for, but I fell in love with the little puffed sleeves.

Imagine my surprise when I sewed them up and they were longer and not the least bit puffed.  Turns out I had accidentally traced the sleeve from the Sunny Sailor dress in the same issue.  Ooops!  I had just barely enough fabric left to trace the correct sleeve piece, although one had to be slightly off grain.

One of my friends made E a dress from this same print for her first birthday!

Once that debacle was taken care of, the rest of the dress was easy. I was very proud of my pattern matching in the back.

Just don't look too closely at how the left side is slightly shorter than the right.

This was my first attempt at thread belt loops. I used this technique and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. It just looked too easy, but it really was.

I also made the Pantalets from Ottobre 2/03 for under E's dress.  I sewed her a pair two summers ago, too, and she wore them a lot. I love how lightweight they are when made from muslin. I managed to screw up tracing this pattern too, and originally made the longer version. I didn't realize my mistake until I had already sewn the trim on. I didn't have any extra -- or time to get more, since I was working at the last minute, as usual -- so I picked out the stitches, cut them shorter, re-hemmed, and re-sewed the trim.  Worth the effort, I think.

This is why the girl needs something under dresses. I'm fairly certain she enjoys showing off her contortionist abilities.

Coming up tomorrow: O's wedding outfit.


  1. Very pretty! You should be proud of your pattern matching skills. :)

  2. I love the fabric and it is sewn SO well. It looks awesome.

  3. What a beautiful girl! I love the print and the pantalets. Good to know that the belt carriers are easy, too.



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