Sunday, March 8, 2009

There Has Been Sewing Going On

I've been silent this past week, but there has been sewing going on. After the green moleskin dress I decided I wanted to do something easy and relaxing, preferably something using quilting cotton which is the easieast and most cooperative fabric to sew with, not to mention the bulk of what's in my stash. So I dug out this Eiffel Tower print and got to work.

I bought this fabric two years ago at Hancock Fabrics. I saw it and liked it, but didn't get it the first time. I couldn't stop thinking about it and what a cute dress it would make, so I went back and got it! Then, however, it got laid in the stash and almost forgotten. I'd catch a glimpse of it from time to time in the clear plastic container where it was stored and think: I should get that out and make it up. But, I didn't. Until now.

I knew all along that this would be Simplicity 3900, my TNT little girl's dress. (This is the 4th time I've used this pattern and I'm not tired of it yet.) I made a size 8 and pretty much followed the pattern instructions. I added large white rickrack to the edges of the front bands and to the contrast hem band.

It went together quickly and easily. The princess likes it, too.

This project filled my need to make something easy and fun, but I feel like I might need to make another one of these projects to really get back in my sewing groove. In the meantime, I really have been working on the BWOF trench coat. Here's a peek at the fabric. Stay tuned for a progress report soon.

12 comments:

angie.a said...

She's such a cutie! I love the dress, I had forgotten all about that fabric! Aren't you gonna cry when she outgrows this pattern?!!

Julia said...

She really is a little princess! I love the dress. The fabric is great especially paired with the polka dots and rick rack. Lucky daughter.

Vicki W said...

The dress is adorable - and so is the princess!

Adrienne said...

Too cute!

Shannon said...

Way Cute! Ric Rac is my favorite...

Rose said...

What a nice dress! The princess looks great in it!! I like the trenchcoat fabric, also-look forward to seeing your progress. I have an award for you - check my blog.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That's so cute! Love the rick-rack.

Mommyof2girlz said...

What a doll you have there..and the dress is just adorable.

Piper said...

That is one adorable dress on the princess! I love the rick rack and oversized buttons. Very cute. Oh, and that fabric for the trench is just delicious! Can't wait!

Susan said...

She looks so cute in that dress. A princess for sure!

Great fabric choice for the Burda jacket, too.

MyNorth said...

I admire all the dresses you made using this pattern. You inspired me to make one, and while I need to make it again to improve my skills, it turned out not too bad ... thanks to you!

Kristin L said...

Very sweet. I have a little girl who would love a dress like that too. Great ric-rac trim. :-)