Friday, January 23, 2009
I figured I'd better show something I sewed since this is supposed to be a sewing blog. I found this fabric on the red tag table at Jo-Ann's. I think the ultimate Christmas dress for a little girl is a green plaid with red or blue in it and being shot with a gold or silver thread makes it even better. I had this done in time for Christmas programs and the Princess looked fabulous in it. I used Butterick See & Sew #4860. I've had this pattern for a long time, so I'm not sure if it's still available. The collar was made to be just one layer, but I made it two layers with interfacing. The velvet lays much better that way. I accidently used the wrong notches to match the plaids in the skirt but Princess is so short, I was able to cut it down so I could get a good match. The pleats hung nicely-luck, I think. I prewashed all the fabrics and the taffeta washed like a dream!
Hopefully she can get a bit more wear out of it.