As I mentioned last week, someone is getting ready to have a birthday. This time, two summers ago, we were on daily baby watch with Mom on modified bed rest. How quickly the time flies. There are probably days Mom wishes she was on bed rest! I didn't do a special occasion dress for this year's birthday but did do this cute breezy summer dress.
I used a poly/cotton blend by Nashville Cotton that was in the stash for both the main and contrast fabric. It is lined with Imperial broadcloth.
|Frannie by Children's Corner|
The pattern I used was Frannie by Children's Corner. I have made Frannie Baby in the past but never the big girl Frannie.
The back has a simple one button placket. I interfaced the section to be slit down the back. It gives that placket a bit of stability without any stiffness.
I opted to put elastic in the underarm as opposed to the ribbon ties. Toddlers sometimes have trouble keeping things tied.
I actually refrained from piping the armholes (you know that is hard for me) but I had to pipe the collar.
The cute cupcake applique is from G G Designs. It stitched out great. I did back the area to be embroidered with German interfacing and used a technique I saw on Pinterest to back the applique fabrics with HeatnBond Lite. After the embroidery was complete, I re-ironed the embroidery to loosen and cut away the excess interfacing.
The panties are made using Mary from B&B Blueprints. The have a generous fit which is still needed over a diaper.
I am off to pack up her birthday box so it will arrive in time for her big day two weeks from now.