Wednesday, October 3, 2012
New Dresses for Daughter
I love to make knit dresses for my daughter. And since she wears dresses every single day (with no exceptions--when it's cold she wears stockings) there's always a need for more dresses. Years ago, I went looking for knit dresses for her and discovered that they cost an arm and a leg -- 35 bucks for a little girl's dress is just ridiculous. Especially when I know it's probably about $8 (retail!) worth of fabric.
So I started looking for patterns -- and was pretty disappointed there, too. Oh, I found a few, but not really what I was looking for. So, I said to myself, "Self, get to work." And I replied to myself, "Yes, ma'am."
The result of that little conversation with myself and myself is a cute little wrap dress pattern. I've had to redraw it a couple of times as Daughter keeps growing and needing a bigger size (kids do that I've noticed), but it's by far her (and mine!) favorite dress pattern.
These little dresses sew up remarkably quick and easy, so I should be able to get this one done in my next sewing session. Then, it's another shirt for Jordan, as his are finally starting to wear out.