Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Instant Gratification Sewing

Here are a couple more summer sundresses made from M5797. The first is made from a super lightweight daisy print twill. (Don't look too close. Somehow, I cut this sucker out shamefully off-grain. I'm amazed that the dress hangs decently!)
I love this print. I used a pink on pink dot print for the contrast band and the tie.

And the contrast is set off with lime green rick rack. Sweet!


I particularly love this little version. This fabric is left over from a S3900 I made a few years back. I love this fabric. I bought it at Hancock's a few years ago. It's an Asian print plisse- so crisp and cool and the colors and print are so cute. I wish I had stashed more away. They had several prints, but I thought I was being good and only bought these two. Sigh...

I used a plain white grosgrain ribbon to set off the contrast on this one. Aren't these fabrics adorable?


This pattern is so much fun. And simple, too. I kind of have a formula for it now: 1 main fabric, 1 contrast fabric, 1 coordinating trim. The possibilities are endless. I'd like to try spiffing up the top of the dress with a fabric flower or something... Maybe next time.
I'm going to give this one a rest for a little while now. I still need to finish the Burda sheath, and, dare I admit it... I started a new muslin last night. Stay tuned...

8 comments:

MushyWear said...

I really like these two dresses. The fabrics are adorable and look great on your daughter. Love those simple patterns that yield satisfying results!

Branka said...

Awww she is so cute in that adorable dress!

Karin said...

Fantastic little sundresses! I particularly like the second one.

gwensews said...

Cute sundresses!

Julia said...

So cute! What a cutie wearing them, too!

beangirl said...

Very cute dresses, I love those fabrics! One other variation I've made on this pattern is to do inverted pleats instead of gathers at the neckline, I usually sew them down about four inches from the neckline. Just for a change of pace. Hmmm... must sew more sundresses...

Shannon said...

I am SO jealous!

Mommyof2girlz said...

The the mixed fabrics in the second dress is so cute. What perfect dresses for summer!