I do, but I am guilty of pinning far more then I could ever create.
So I set myself a challenge
Don't just pin it!
I think I did rather well.
|Oliver+S Playdate dress|
I hemmed the ends of the ruffle before attaching it.
I doubled the neck length.
Two rows of gathering thread and pin and basted in place.
I used hanky linen (ramie) to reduce the risk of colour runs.
I gathered the sleeve ruffles to fit after sewing the sleeve tuck.
At Tildy's request, I sewed the pocket bags in place a la Playtime dress
I will admit, I was not too sure about the finished dress.
(Fully lined by the way)
Slightly worried I was making my daughter into an extra for a miniature version of Downton Abbey.....
But Matilda lurved it!
It had pockets!
And lined with silky cotton voile, it is delicious to wear next to the skin.
Did I mention the pockets are stitched in place so easy to find?
Tildy is so slight I made the size 3T with several inches added and re-cut the hem facing to fit.
It is a little short but will work well over leggings.
And who doesn't love little knees?
PS I have been MIA due to a damaged laptop, I have really missed you all!
I may be a bit 'post heavy' whilst I catch up.