I made my 7-year old little lady niece a comfy dress for Christmas this year. Since she lives in the hottest place on earth outside of the equator (Arizona), a summer dress in the dead of winter seemed a fitting gift. Here is the end result (huge on a 5-year old) as modeled by Josie:
And here is the best picture I could get of the dress on Jade. She probably would have preferred make-up, Zoobles, or Little Pet Shop toys, but was gracious enough to say that the dress was pretty. She also didn’t put up too much of a fight when her uncle forced her to wear it out to the museum yesterday.
So now onto dreaming up a funky dress for myself… here are some ideas: Vogue paterns are on sale a Joann’s until 1/2/12!!!
First up: Vogue 1094
I always thought this dress looked very ballgownish on the pattern cover, but I think the checkered version on the Vogue website is kind of cute and maybe even work-wearable. When I looked the pattern up on sewing pattern review and saw this version…
Also dreaming of making a Frankendress…Those dang vintage patterns use up way too much fabric on the full skirts, so I’m thinking of combining:
with this bottom in black with a light pink belt. Now I just need to figure out how to make a decent belt…
Then maybe onto some more dresses for the girls…
To a happy, crafty 2012!!! Whoo hoo for buzzed crafting!