Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Christmas/New Year's dress number two!

 The is the second of the two Christmas/New Year's dresses I made this year.  I did a little ranting about sewing with velveteen in the last post and I won't do that again in this one!  I think I've forgiven the fabric a little! This dress was made for my three year old from Vogue 9042.  The pattern came together pretty smoothly save for the zipper insertion at the bottom and the pleat included there.  I had some trouble understanding exactly how they wanted the zipper included in that pleat so I went my own way.  Also I used an invisible zipper and the pattern did not call for one- why I can't imagine. 



 As far as sizing goes, I made a size 3 with a size 4 length.  My daughters are a little tall, I am so glad for them!  The size feels just right, its not too roomy and the size 4 length worked perfectly for my three year old.

 Both the satin and the velveteen are from Hancock fabrics.  They are beautiful, I would say that this was the better behaved of the two velveteens I worked with but the sleeves undoubtedly gave me the hardest time with both dresses.  If you are looking for nice velveteen I can recommend Hancock's.  I completely lined the inside of the dress and the pattern included lining pieces- oh thank you, thank you, thank you Vogue for including those lining pieces so that I did not have to jimmy one myself. 

This dress is really darling and in a cotton would be easy to whip up.  I love sweet little dresses like this with yokes, peter pan collars, pleats and gathered sleeve heads.  By the way she loves the dress too.  At first she declared it "not pretty" when I was making it but when she put it on she loved it!  My oldest liked her dress too, she was a little challenging to photograph.  My three year old was very cooperative about these pictures (surprise!) and she really wanted to show off her new tricycle- doesn't everyone ride tricycles while wearing velveteen dresses! 

Ok well there you have it, its a sweet little dress if you are in the market for a pattern like this one and it sews up fine apart from the confusing bit at the bottom of the zipper!

9 comments:

  1. Just love love this dress on her. Perfect for a three year old tricycle riding cutie. The color looks so good on her. A winner!

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    1. Thanks Mom! It looks pretty adorable on her!

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  2. Happy new year!The dress is cute and classy!I usually steer clear of sewing velvet because it's too difficult for me, but I want to try such a dress:)

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    1. Thank you! I would love to make a velvet dress for myself as well but might have to get my courage up again! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I don't know how I missed this - it is so pretty! I know what you mean about sewing with velveteen but the result is so nice.

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    1. Thanks Masha! Its a good pattern for a traditional little girl's dress, I recommend it! And I agree, the velveteen, although so challenging always looks stunning.

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  4. Oh my gosh! That dress along with that bike is as classic as you get, I love it!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! Its always fun to take pictures of them after you make them something special- I'm sure you know what I mean! I love the Mother/Daughter team you have going.

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  5. Oh my gosh! That dress along with that bike is as classic as you get, I love it!

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