Friday, March 30, 2012

March Sewing/Crafting - A Springtime Dress for Kat

New springtime dress for Kat.

I thought last month that I would sew something (or two somethings ) for Kat, using patterns and fabric that I had already bought.  As it turned out, I did use a pattern that I'd already bought, but I bought the fabric a couple of weekends ago at the grand opening of our new Joann Fabric and Crafts store.  I also waited until the last minute and only had time to sew the one garment.

This simple dress is from the Simplicity Sew Simple line of patterns, No. 2020.  It's basically an A-line jumper with D-ring fasteners at the shoulders.  The fabric is cotton seersucker in pink and purple paisley.

I cut the pieces out on Wednesday, so all I had to do today was sew.  I took my time, with plenty of  short interruptions for snacks, drinks and email, and it still took less than 4 hours to put together.

Here are pics with more detail.  I will try to post a picture on Monday of Kat modeling it, along with a matching accessory that I think I can whip out over the weekend.

D-rings at shoulders.  I don't trust these to not slip,
so safety pins or Velcro may be in order.

Gathered detail at neckline.

Next up in April is an apron that I'm making so that I can participate in an apron/recipe/postcard exchange sponsored by the Down to Earth blog.  My swap partner is in Australia (Hi, Robyn!).  I can't wait to swap goodies with her.
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