Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Preliminary Pics

Simplicity 2436 is done! Finally!
I thought I'd share some preliminary pictures with you. I apologize for the crummy, indoor, nightime shots. I find it nearly impossible for me to take good indoor photos. Hopefully we will get some good outdoor pics this weekend...

In the meantime, here are some of the details.

Quadruple topstitching at the neckline holds the facing inside firmly in place:

The waist tabs are piped in orange and held in place with big orange buttons (and yes, there are bust darts on a little girls' pattern!):


The pocket topstitching adds some interest to the side of the dress:


I had the Princess try the dress on last night and it looks very cute, if a bit short. (Next time I'll go up a size to the 10.) However, the little stinker told me flat out that she "doesn't really like it." Oh yeah? Well, she's gonna wear it. Just like I made her wear that adorable Children's Corner Abby made out of that cute monkey print fabric that I fell in love with...
Excuse me while I get ahold of myself...
Seriously, I think she didn't like the sleeves. I didn't press the seam allowances inside well enough and I think it was irritating her. She must like it a little bit, though, because she's requested another dress from this pattern, but with a "belt" rather than waist tabs. I have a sketch already, which she's approved. I just need to find a suitable buckle and make fabric choices. I also have an idea to make this using a colorblocked insert on the front. I'm really excited about that idea... I just need to pick some fabrics!
Sigh... If only there were about six more hours in every day.

6 comments:

beangirl said...

It's so cute and Princesses sure can be a pain in the as--- er. Well. We all know how princesses can be. Mine are particularly unpleasant these days.

And you know, I made a totally cute summer A-line top out of that cute Sock Monkey fabric that was around a few years ago... and the Unpleasant Princesses both downright refused to have anything to do with it. They'll wear that style in all sorts of other fabrics, but man-oh-man they are not diggin' the monkeys. Must be a kid thing.

Shannon said...

I like the fabric.

Send it my way and I'll make MY daughter wear it. LOL

ivoryspring said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comment. ;) I enjoyed visiting you back - your sewing projects are wonderful.

angie.a said...

Well I think it's ADORABLE. Totally expensive boutique-looking. Little stinker.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love the stitching and LOVE the fabric!

subversivesewer said...

I LOVE it!