Thursday, May 1, 2008
The dress I made to coordinate with the bunny doll in the previous post is from McCall's Easy Stitch 'N Save M5369. The ubiquitous 'Easy' label has fooled me before, but I was in love with the photo of the smiling cherub in her sweet ruffly girly confection. I thought, 'how hard could it be?'.
Well, it was a bit of an education. As soon as I cut out the size 3 yoke I thought it looked pretty wide. So I tried it on my five year old, and it swallowed her shoulders. So I took a full two inches out of the pattern width in each pattern piece, which was a long and tricky process. However, I'm happy with how it turned out. It is a really cute dress, if you don't examine the inside of mine too closely.
(if you have a serger, and can do a rolled hem instead of the time-consuming narrow hem at the bottom of each circular flounce, this pattern would be a whole lot faster to assemble)
The little girl it was made for is blonde and ever so girly, and her favorite color is yellow. As soon as she tried it on, she ran to get her coordinating yellow mary janes. She is only just turning 3 this month. Now, that is my kind of gal.