Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Made Maddie a Dress.

I made this dress for Maddie.  I LOVE the fabric.  I first used this fabric in the apron I made my mom for Christmas and just loved it so much that I decided it would be perfect for this little girl dress.  It's pretty with roses but 100% cotton so it will be cool for summer and washable.  I went back to the store to buy it and it was in the clearance pile so I bought a couple yards of it. What should I do with the rest make myself a shirt or a crochet hook case?  I can't decide.

Any way back to the dress.  It was super fun sewing for a little girl and it went pretty well.  I ran into one snag it was too tight in the bodice so either the pattern is off or she grew after I measured her.  I cut into the seam and added a little piece of fabric on both sides that I cut "on the bias" to give it a little stretch and give.  Hopefully it will fit her for a little while.  When she tried it on so I could hem it she, of course wanted to see.  So I lifted her down from the chair and she danced to the mirror where Hunter saw her and said with awe, "Maddie you look very pretty, like a princess." I wanted to laugh, cry, and clap all at once, Honestly could they be any cuter?  I think it's the kind of dress she can just wear and play in but she could also wear it out and maybe even to church.  I love how cool and breezy it looks.  I want one to wear when it gets super hot.

And the best part is... I made a matching dress for her Bitty Baby!!  I mean what little girl wouldn't want to match her doll?  I don't have a picture of her doll in the dress because it was a birthday present for her but I was pretty happy with that too seeing as how I had to make it with out a pattern.  If we're keeping track sewing for a little girl is super super fun way more fun then sewing for a chubby me!


Stephen & Denise said...

Oh my gosh. She looks adorable! Maybe that is what you should market and sell on the net. Little girl clothes with matching doll clothes. I would have loved that when I was a kid. You are very talented. Dad says maybe some day Jessie will be on Project Runway!

Beki said...

She is super cute and loves her dress AND baby B's dress. I can't wait until it is warm enough for her to wear it out for a special day :)