I made Evie a new dress! I needed to keep my hands busy while I waited on my fabric order from Denver Fabrics for my little brown dress. She loves it!
Pattern – Simplicity 2677
Size – 6, this gives her a little room to grow as she’s petite for her size
Fabric – Unknown synthetic woven for the dress, quilt cotton for the contrast, all was in my stash for a long time. I also used a zipper I had already, and used purple thread (that matches some of the polka dots on the belt) instead of blue. It gives the dress a really nice detailed look.
Time – I guess it took me a total of about 5 hours. I spread that out over a few days so I could take my time, fit it on Evie as I went, and make sure I did it correctly.
Lesson learned – I’m no longer afraid of sewing in zippers! I literally tackled the zipper in this without a single intimidating thought. Yay! And I tried a new technique for gathering on the sleeves. So much faster and just as effective! I also added fusible interfacing to my pattern pieces as I’m sure this will be a dress made many times over as my girls get older.