Sunday, 30 May 2010
Toddler Beachcomber Dress
I tried making Juli a dress today. Specifically, Disney's Beachcomber Dress that she shared at Tea Rose Home this week. I'm not happy with the result, but I think the main issue is that the knit fabric I used is a lot thinner and stretchier than what Disney used, so it has a different drape. I'd like to try using a men's undershirt like she did (think Kevin would notice if I stole one?). Looking at the pictures, I can see that I need to cut the ruffle shorter, and I should try to hem the bottom. I do love the rope straps and belt, and that the dress looks kind of Roman, in a turquoise knit kind of way.
Knit fabric scares me, despite the fact that the very first thing I sewed in my married life was a long-sleeve t-shirt for Kevin. I was quite impressed with how that turned out. (sorry, I don't have any pictures, and the shirt went to goodwill with the last load)
I also think that part of the issue is that when I made this dress, the ground was covered in snow. The day after tomorrow is June, I have my tomatoes planted in the garden, but we're still getting snow.
I'll have to have Juli try on the dress when we have some sunshine. Maybe at the beach.