Monday, March 21, 2011
While blog surfing one day, I came upon this blog post with a tutorial for this totally cute ruffle dress. It was supposed to be a Hanna Andersson “knock-off”. I’d never seen the Hanna Andersson dress, but the dress she made was super-cute, and it looked pretty easy to do. The dress requires a raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern. I didn’t have such a pattern, but I thought it would be fairly easy to make one by tracing one of my son’s old t-shirts.
As soon as I sewed on the first ruffle, I knew this dress would be cute. There’s something about ruffles that makes any outfit so adorable.
One minor problem, though. We all know what happened the last time I tried to make my own pattern, right? Yes, once again the neckline was too big.
It’s not too bad, but it is a little loose. Not sure what went wrong, since I traced the t-shirt exactly (or so I thought). I could have fiddled with it some more, but I didn’t have a lot of this red fabric left. Plus, my sewing time is so limited, I want to spend it actually sewing. Once again, kudos to pattern makers! So, a trip to Joann Fabrics and $3.99 later, I was the proud owner of this pattern.
I had only enough fabric left to re-cut the bodice of the dress. I cut the new sleeves from the first dress I’d made.
Ah, a little sad to cut up, because it was so adorable, but since I was making another dress, I really did not need the first one.
I have the pieces of the new dress cut and waiting for me. I hope to have some time this week to sew it up. Sewing time goes by too quickly. Real life makes too many demands...