I saw this tutorial a while ago and bookmarked it, because the dress was so cute. I also loved the fabric, so I later got the same fabric that they used in the tutorial. So, I was a total copy cat and decided to make the dress in the same fabric.
The dress was really easy to sew together. I used a pattern for an A-line dress and just cut a diagonal across the front to create the “asymmetric” look. It turned out pretty cute.
There were just a couple of things that I would do differently next time.
The ruffle in the front was not as “ruffly” as I expected it to be. As it is now, the only thing providing the ruffling effect is the elastic that you put in, and I don’t think it’s enough. If I make this again (maybe for next summer), I would probably gather the ruffle strip first before attaching it to the dress, and then using bias tape to make the casing for the elastic.
I would also move the straps in closer to the center. As you can see, it falls off her shoulder from time to time.
This is when I like patterns, because they tell you exactly where to attach the various pieces. Well, the good patterns do anyway.
I was thinking this would be a good 4th of July dress, but my husband doesn’t think it’s red-white-and-blue enough. So, I’ll put her in a blue and white dress instead. I know, it’s a rough life when your biggest decision is what to dress your baby in for the 4th of July. ;)
Hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend!
** On a blogging note, I've been trying to decide what size picture I like best. I've been using the x-large size, but the pictures seem too big to me. But then I think the large size pictures are a little too small. Any thoughts? (The pictures in this post are the large size. The pictures in previous posts have been x-large.)