Sunday, November 7, 2010

I bought a pattern and followed it!

Happy, happy, joy, joy! A few weeks ago I bought the Sienna Dress pattern from Lil Blue Boo. I'd been dwelling on figuring out a pattern for myself or dropping a few bucks and having all the base work, plus helpful tips, provided for me. I went with the later. I simply did not want to waste time and supplies on making a pattern myself. I chose correctly! I've already made 3 dresses for Rubes! I've plans for more when time allows and I can easily alter the pattern for many different looks. (I can even shorten it to make shirts or hoodies for Teo!)
Dress 1
So this pattern is designed to recycle t-shirts.  I've pieced five together in this dress.   Rubes loves how soft the jersey is and I like how easy it is to clean.
Dress 1
On my second dress I choose to recycle a pair of crazy patch shorts I found at a bag sale this summer. 
Once Shorts
This is fast becoming Rubes's favorite.  I had to do a bit of seam ripping, pocket removing and then restitching to have enough fabric.  Twas worth it though.
Dress 2
On the third dress I tried the seams on the outside with sergered edges.  My personal favorite.  Serging the sleeves creates a slight ruffle look.  Cute.
Dress 3
She decided to wear this one to school tomorrow.  That's a compliment in and of it's self.  First grade fashion is serious to this lil girl of mine.  I bet she'll wear cowboy boots to complete her look.
Dress 3
I can't say enough good things about this pattern.  Ashley has instructions that are easy to understand and follow.  There are lots of helpful hints and suggestions for alterations.  I felt like the pattern paid for itself 3 times over after the first dress.  My only regret is not buying it sooner.  I should have trusted my lurking instincts.

2 comments:

Patty said...

OMG! Those dresses are so flippin' adorable Misty!! Hard to pick a favorite since they're all so cute, but I think I'm leaning toward the crazy patch one. Wow! You amaze me with your talent and I love to stop by and check out what you've been up to!

Vicky said...

Whoa! Love every single one of them! and Ruby is absolutely a doll :)

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