Remember the little sneak peak I gave you the other day? Well, the project is done. Actually, it was done when I posted the sneak peak, but I couldn’t show you the entire thing since it was a gift for my niece and my sister in law reads my blog. Didn’t want any surprises to be ruined!
My little niece turned three on Halloween, so I whipped up this little dress for her, based off of this adorable dress from Zara.
I initially made the dress with only one layer of scallops, since I only had a little bit of this fabric, but then Leanne had the genius idea to line the entire dress and then add the second layer of scallops to the hemline of the lining. It looked a little rough around the edges since I added the lining after the fact, but I think that having two layers of scallops made a big difference in the look of the dress. So it was worth it.
I used a plastic cup and a sharpie to mark out the scalloped edge, then cut along the lines and zigzagged the raw edges. If I were to go back and do it again, I would line the entire thing and do a straight stitch along the scalloped edge (with right sides together), then turn it right side out, press out the scallops and do another straight seam along the scalloped edge to keep the scallops in place. Oh well…next time…
For the rosette, I just used a old piece of fabric, sewed in the rose shape, and then hot glued a piece of felt to the back. I pinned it to the dress so it is removable and any flower can be pinned to the dress.
I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I hear that my niece loved it. So here’s to another successful gift.
And now that all the family birthdays are done for the year, it’s time to get started on Christmas gifts!