Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Happy Birthday Princess
A summer birthday calls for a breezy summer dress. And I hope this dress fits the bill.
I used Children's Corner Emily, View B. I like the shaped bodice but will admit attaching that skirt to the bodice is a challenge. You pleat the skirt first then ease it onto the bodice. Next time, I am taking deeper pleats to reduce the amount needed to be eased onto that bodice.
I used a Swiss pique from the closet. I bought it has a precut from Bear Threads during market at SAGA Convention in Atlanta. A dream to work with. Comes out of the dryer needing very little ironing. The collar is Spechler-Vogel poly/cotton pique. A standard choice for collars for me. The dress and collar are piped with pima cotton gingham.
All in all I like the dress, those few puckers drive me crazy but I'm going with it. Its light, breezy and perfect for summer.
Happy Birthday to this sweet girl! Six going on thirteen. They grow up too fast but everyone is excited.
We are anxious to welcome our newest addition later in the year.