mornings of sewing, I had two cut-outs of Lotta's simple dresses for Ani. One in a cute color palette of fruit pattern, and the other an awesome fall hounds-tooth scheme in corduroy. Here are the finished projects, each with their own vintage button from a lovely stash a friend gave me!
Here is an up close of this dress. I was a bit nervous both of them wouldn't turn out because I had to really increase room everywhere (pattern was made for an 18 month old) and of course I had never sewn clothes before that week, either. Needless to say they look great on her, and her reaction was, "Mommy made dresses for me, I wear them today!" The only thing I disliked about the pattern was that there was no drawn diagram in the book--just words--to explain how to piece together the bias trim. I am a visual learner and even though I love to read, when I follow patterns I expect there to be a step-by-step way of doing things in drawn form. It took me awhile to figure it out and I still just think I got lucky on the second try. Next time: visuals!
All in all a good learning experience, and a few cute dresses/tunics for the upcoming months.