I bet you thought I had bailed on KCWC huh? Well, not exactly. Last week was my last and final week home before Lily finished school and began homeschooling. Although I was able to sneak in sewing time, I wasn't as good about updating my blog.
This is what I've been spending my hour -ish [sometimes more sometimes less] each day this week. Started on tuesday with cutting the pattern out and laying it all together with my notions.
|Lily's school jumper|
This is Lily's 5t jumper. She's turning four next month so this one is going to hang for a bit longer!
**this vintage fabric really made the dress fun. I got it as a gift from my older sister who cleaned it out of grandma's house when moving her. Way cool find& I wanted to make sure it got a good home: this dress was IT.
|I thought the front of the dress turned out really well.|
I like the laced girly look.
Today while Lily napped I was able to finish'er up. I sewed the zipper (it turned out, eh), the ribbon, and added the buttons. Whew, finally done!
|I had a bit of trouble with puckering on the seam. Practice makes|
One of my BIGGEST setbacks was learning how to do single fold bias tape. I didn't realize it was different from double fold, and I'm still not sure HOW it is different exactly- but I DID learn how to put on the single fold. lol It's amazing how much something so small can be so important. I spent about and hour on sunday ripping my bias tape out and re-doing it all.
Thank goodness for all you seasoned seamstresses, I was able to hop online and check out a tutorial then fix it.
Now that I've finished this little jumper - btw it was a pattern i picked up at joann- I'm moving on to a 4t dress in this awesome summery-cotton fabric I got from Hobby Lobby last week. I believe its a print by Calico. I'm going to use the lime-green bias tape and pink ruffles in the front this time.