I love to sew and I especially love to sew for little girls! My great niece Elena is going to be a flower girl in a wedding next weekend and I was asked (and gladly accepted the offer) to make her dress. Today her mom Liz and her baby sis Audrey came over to try the dress on and to be sure that we needed no further alterations.
Given that Elena loves princesses, she really does love the dress! It is definitely princess worthy!
This pattern was quite the problem. The instructions were actually wrong! I have run into that one other time and I have been sewing for 44 years (aaacckkk, how could that be?). The instructions clearly said to sew the shoulder seams together so I did, then I turned the paper over for the rest of the directions and hmmm, the picture showed the shoulder seams unsewn. And unfortunately, I had serged the seams so there was no picking it out and going back.
I sweated and swore at it, but I had to make some major changes in the way the dress was put together. I had to do a lot more hand stitching than I wanted to…but you can’t really tell and it is beautiful!
I made two of the organza flowers (one for the front of the dress and one for Elena’s hair) out of scraps from the overskirt.
This girl is so beautiful! She was my first great niece and I am quite proud of her. Actually I am very proud of all my nieces and nephews. She calls me Yaya. Her family is moving away to Kentucky (or Hamtucky as Elena says) in a few weeks. I am going to really miss the whole family so much.
I am linking to these great parties!