Tuesday, August 6, 2013
(Not pictured - a pink Amy Butler "Chelsea" bag in progress and pink jeggings for Gracie)
The pale pink blouse is made from Colette's Hawthorn pattern. I added extra buttons to help it lay smooth at the front. I also added an inch of length to the bodice to accommodate the girls. The fabric has a touch of lycra and a very soft hand. I'm not always a fan of solid tops, but this one turned out very pretty.
The striped dress is a Vogue Marci Tilton pattern (8904). There is basically a double layer of knit fabric which helps smooth out the bumpy parts. I used two stripes of different widths. Given how this pattern is laid out, I would definitely make it in stripes - so cute! Also, it's very quick to do since there is minimal hemming. Everything but the neckline is a raw edge.