Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Pinwheel Dress and Tunic
Last week Ansley started preschool!! I promised I'd make her a dress for her first day over a month ago but ended up putting the finishing touches on it the night before.
I used the Oliver and S Pinwheel Dress and Tunic pattern and am thrilled with how it turned out!!! The fabric is by Kate Spain for Moda Fabric from the Serenade line. I had purchased this fabric for myself with a gift card I won from Project Run and Play (which started today- so much fun!!) with plans to make a not practice Lisette Traveler Dress, but it was one of the few pieces in my stash that was large enough to make both the tunic and the dress.
The hardest part of this photoshoot was finding a pinwheel. I guess the first week of September is past pinwheel season??
Aside from cutting out the tunic pieces upside down, the dress and tunic went together smoothly. :) It was kind of nice to practice sewing up the flounce and the tunic before doing the real one. I am SO EXCITED with how smooth the sleeve cap is!! These are my best ones yet!! The instructions were very thorough and clear, with excellent tips.
Ansley and I went to pick out some bias tape and I was looking at the greens and oranges. I asked her which one she liked and she said grey- which turned out to be the best match.
I cut out the pattern in a size 6, since I don't want Ansley outgrowing it in the next month. She's four but has been wearing fives.
A few more pics on the way home. The sky was golden and the light was amazing. All of these pictures in this post (and most posts) are untouched.
Thanks for stopping by!