Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More pics of the Tobago party dress and sneak peak of my next project!

Finally was able to take some pics of the dress on my girls. Since they have the same chest circumference, the dress fits them both, only it's about 4 inches shorter on my oldest. So, I get to see how it looks as a knee lenght dress and as a tunic! I love it both ways. My girls were very cooperative, which is always good. I'm not sure if you can tell, but when taking pic of my youngest, my oldest was behind me, coaching her poses, lol. I'm thrilled with how this dress turned out!

I'm now working on a tobago dress for each of my girls for their first day of school. Monkey will be starting preshcool, and Honey will be starting grade 1. Here's a sneak peak of what the dresses will be like!

Can't wait to show you all the final product! Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tobago Party Dress

 Nothing makes me happier than taking a pattern I've sewn several times, and trying something new with it. Lately I've been dreaming of the Tobago as a party dress. It's such a fast sew, I thought it would be awesome if it could be used to make something dressy. Dressy clothes are usually fussy clothes, but not this one! It was a little fussy to sew, but it'll be easy and comfortable to wear, which is very important to a three year old. At least, my three year old!
Now, I'd love to have more pics of this beauty in action, but my girls are sleeping, and my brain isn't, so one pretty pic of it on the hanger will have to do.
It's a basic Tobago dress, that hits at about the knee. I used a chambray with a very slight stretch as the main dress, and added a ruffle fabric overlay. Now all I need is a fancy button for the back!
Hmmm, now which pattern will I go to next? Maybe a cardigan to go with it?
Thanks for stopping in!