But what a hot mess I am about being a destination on this blog tour, aha! I have NO action shots this blog post....because I made a dress in a size or so too small for Camden :O And I find this incredibly devastating - in a first-world problems kind of way. I made the size 4, as I thought that would work for Camden's chest size, as the finished measurement is 24 inches, and HER chest is 22 inches....or so I thought, LOL.
|Camden's sad face at not getting to keep this dress!|
I love how the dress turned out - and I completely ADORE the fabric....which is why I'm bummed it doesn't fit - but whatevs. it's all my fault. Camden's chest is 22.5 inches. The next one I make - because YES, there WILL be a next one! - will hopefully use the same fabric (please, Joann Fabrics, do NOT run out during this holiday weekend! I beseech you! And if you are a close reader, you are noting that I did, indeed, buy fabric at Joann's!) I do not have quite enough of the shot cotton I used to line the bodice, so, I will need more of that.
|The dress, running AWAY to it's new owner! (that....and the crazy wind!)|
|And speaking of wind....this is Camden's "it's windy!" face|
The directions seemed super easy to follow, though I did change some things up. I didn't extend the buttons into the skirt, and I ironed interfacing on the wrong side of the pintucks - to stabilize the fabric for the buttonholes themselves, but also to hold the pintucks still so there'd be no pulling when I added buttonholes. Lastly, I never like exposed seems at the end of a sleeve, if I can help it, so, I sewed my sleeve side seams before I hemmed the cuffs.
This dress will be sent off across the country as a fun gift for somebody else's little girl, so, I can't wait to see action shots! For now, please just enjoy the fun buttons and pretty fabric - and sad face of a girl who cannot wear this dress, aha!
|Look at those pintucks!!!|
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But WAIT! There is MORE! Karly is doing a Black Friday sale - 25% off with the code "blackfriday2014" - remember that, y'all! That's tomorrow!