One day, as I was hanging my daughter's clothes in her closet, I realized that she's outgrowing her dresses. I like sewing dresses, but they take more time than whipping out a skirt. I remembered that I bought a magazine years ago with an easy sundress pattern from Oliver + S in it, so, I got busy on tracing the pattern and selecting fabrics. This is what I produced:
I want to make more because it is a great way to use some fabric that I have stashed here, but, there's not much going on as far as shape, so maybe four is plenty for a summer. Well, maybe just two more...
You can find this fast pattern for free at Oliver + S's blog.
Speaking of Oliver + S, Above All Fabric is doing a sew-a-long for their Family Reunion Dress!
The sew-a-long starts on June 13, 2011, so there's plenty of time to get ready! Get all of the details on Melanie's blog.
I am participating and I'm excited about it! My spawn needs a few dresses (obviously) and this will be perfect to get me going! The pattern can be made into a dress or a blouse, so, I imagine that I'll be doing both. The pattern sizing is 6 months to 12 years old, maybe you know someone that will want one!
I am hoping that everyone is safe today after the past few days of tornadoes in the midwest!