First posted at Bessie Mary
Jan at Bessie Mary has gotten a new (to her) fabric called Skip Dent. Kind of a funny name for a fabric. It is a poly/cotton blend by Scpechler-Vogel. It is a fairly inexpensive fabric which sometimes is just the ticket when a budget is tight or you want to make a quick gift that looks expensive but isn't. I really really like this fabric. Even though it is a poly blend it feels like a cotton when working with it. Except for one thing, no wrinkles. Now we all know I love an iron. I love the look of something that has been ironed even better. And I love the tone on tone look of it. So I set out to make another daygown with it. As always, click on the pictures to enlarge them.
I used Sweet and Simple Daygowns from The Old Fashioned Baby. I am in LOVE with this pattern.
When deciding on a color, I went with blue because blue can be gender neutral. I loved my little girls in blue and of course it is the universal "boy" color as well. Since the fabric arrived though, the need for gender neutral is out the window. The baby that will wear this little gown is a girl. And mommy wants the girly factor ramped up without being too frou-frou. So I was then on the quest to pink it up. And that is what I did. Not overly so I don't think. I hope you agree.
This is the gown still damp. I washed it and then threw it in the dryer for just a few minutes to get out what my girlfriend used to call "hard wrinkles." So even before it is dry all the way and an iron has even touched it, it is essentially wrinkle free.
Pink satin binding on the white voile collar, some Swiss eyelet trim on either side of the placket, a teeny bit of embroidery and pink buttons. Tailored but girly and sweet.
For an added touch of pink, I ran two strands of floss through the entredeux of the eyelet trim.If you click on it you will see I even missed a spot or two on the entredeux. But overall adds just another hint of color. I was going to embroider between the buttons as well, but decided with the pink buttons it didn't need it.
A teeny rosebud on the top of the back pleat. Not needed, just a little "ahhh."
Another thing I like about this pattern is the underarm pleat. Controls the fullness without being overpowering.
I did put in the hem by hand, again using two strands of the pink floss.
All in all, I LOVE this fabric and I LOVE this pattern.