February 28, 2011

In the Nick of Time

Well, that was close! I finished the promised birthday dress oh, about 10 minutes before the birthday girl got home from school on Friday. Eek. But just look at how cute it turned out!

Everyone was happy, which is good on a birthday. Any day, really.

I used the Bettsy Kingston A la Belle Etoile pattern, which is very well written and easy to follow. I did have to make a few changes, however, so anyone using the pattern for the largest size (7), take note that the bodice was much too tight and had to be adjusted by about an inch on each side (essentially the width of the button band, or so).
The other thing I should have done was to add length to the dress. It's very cute as it is, with a sort of babydoll look, but my long-legged daughter (lucky duck, sadly for me she did not get that lovely trait from her mother) will grow out of it in no time.

{Happily, I have another daughter to hand it down to. So it's all good.}

In other news, I've got so many new patterns for the shop, and only one more birthday to celebrate this week, so there's a good chance I could get a few of them up. Yay!

Happy sewing!


John'aLee said...

Absolutely adorable. What a great little sun dress for summer.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

angie said...

so sweet! I love it! My daughter is 10 so I'd have to do some serious adjusting to that pattern! I just got the Molly Peasant Dress by Sis boom and can't wait to make it, so many variations!