This dress has has on my mind for a while but thanks to Project run and play it finally left my head to come into reality. Bought this fabric last year, fell in love with it at first sight. I think its more of a coat fabric but I have cannot bring myself to make a coat. Thinking that the coat might not keep them warm enough. (Am assuming that the store bought ones have something on the inside that keeps you warm.)
About this dress, its a simple style collar dress. Used my basic Simplicity 4384 for the construction of the top bodice size 4 year old, which I would say it a perfect fit.
For the skirt part I just cut a rectangle 45" long, did 5 box pleats and sewed it on the top.
Decided to add a contrast colour collar self drafted using the Gertie's book, and the collar turned out perfect. There are quite a number of collar drafting tutorial out there and they are petty much similar in drafting.
|Someone is ready for the cold weather...|
Added some iron-on diamanté for extra details.
|Was supposed to add a ribbon to the seam line on the hat, hopefully will still do it. It's just over locked now.|
Used simplicity pattern 4721 for the hat, but cant seem to find the pattern on their website so can't add the link.
|The back view|
On another note, my industrial sewing machine is here!!!!!!!
I loveeeeeee it. Made this dress using it. It is soooo fast and smooth.
Will be doing a full post on it plus showing what it has been making. Only here a week and I have made 4!! dresses on it. Just need to gather some more facts and figures......
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