April 25, 2013

I Am Not A Seamstress!

I decided to test my clothe making skills again this Easter, by making a new outfit for my little girl. My Auntie had found some pink paisely seersucker fabric a few years ago, for about $2/yard, so of course I had to buy it and have been saving it until my little Paisley was big enough to wear what ever I decided to make for longer than 3 months. The pattern I used is by Simplicity as part of their Disney Fairies collection. 

Seriously, I don't know why they call it Simplicity. The directions are always confusing at some point. This point for me, came when I needed to attach the sleeve to the bodice. I had to do it 4 times! Okay, the first 2 times was because I sewed it on upside down. Yes, I was dumb enough to do it twice! The third time, I put it in the wrong place. The problem was, it said to match the dots on the sleeve to the dots on the bodice. Well, there was about 3 sets of dots on the bodice and the ones I needed to match up were not the same size as the ones on the sleeve, so I was confused. I still have no idea what the other 2 sets of dots were for.

The pants were much easier and only took a few minutes to sew together.
All in all, I'm pretty happy with the turn out.

And just like any other kid, She would not stand still for 3 seconds so I could take a picture.
Minutes later, she had grass stains on both knees. And I'm okay with that.

1 comment:

  1. I think it came out great!
    If you want to make more children's clothes I think Oliver + S has the easiest directions to follow. I only have boys to sew for, so I can't say what the girls patterns are like, but I love the ones I have used!


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