I'm getting a bit more confident in my sewing skills, so I decided to take the plunge and follow a PATTERN and make a DRESS. (I know, I know.) I turned to my pals over at Prudent Baby, because they have so many wonderful beginner tutorials to follow. I landed on their Snap Wrap Dress and decided to give it a whirl.
I think it turned out lovely! I made a few mistakes along the way, such as placing the snaps too tight and having to reposition them. I added the little crochet flower to hide some of my ugly hand stitching on the snap.
The skirt is not as gathered as I would like. This was my first time doing a basting stitch (where you sew straight on your widest machine setting and pull one thread to gather the fabric). Next time I'd pull it tighter.
But enough excuses. I made a dress! And it fits! And B loves it!!
Next up, I'm making some skirts for her to wear to school. I'm so glad she is finally branching out and wearing skirts and not just dresses. For a while (uh, like 2 years, actually) she was only content wearing dresses. This summer she's even worn shorts! and jeans! Hooray.