My Sister In Law is getting married in the coming weeks. I am thrilled for her. She is a doll, and found a really great guy.
With the wedding right around the corner, we are tying up loose ends when it comes to wedding attire. I finished some bow ties for the little boys, and just made this dress for my 20 month old niece. It is a coral satin, and is a really simple style. There are just four pieces to sew together (aside from facings and linings).
My Sister In Law and I made the patter ourselves. It isn't perfect, but it fits pretty darn well. I just wish that I'd made the sleeves a teensy bit shorter.
The top front of the dress has nine pintucks, should have been ten, but what's done is done. Nine would have been fine if the pintucks were smaller, and not pressed to the sides. Oh well, there is an uneven, and unbalanced number of pintucks, hopefully she won't notice.
We added some sew on rhinestones at the top of the pintucks, and also in the center of the flowers on the hem. We added a slightly lighter satin ribbon sash. It brings in the dress just a bit, and adds a nice subtle contrast detail.
I know that I've pretty much abandoned the blog. I made a conscious decision to step away from the blog during the month of December. I wanted to make sure that I spent plenty of time with my boys. We've had a very happy holidays, and hope that you have also.
Merry (late) Christmas! By the way, I took down all of my Christmas decorations today. I get so tired of the clutter, even though I love the season. Anyone else?