Summer Picnic Dress
The second quarter of the year is quickly coming to a close and I figured I better get to blogging a few of my finishes, and yes I have finishes. Yippie! This is the Summer Picnic Dress, a free pattern by The Cottage Mama. I used some Bonnie and Camille yardage that I had on hand (from Knotted Thread's Etsy shop) though I can't remember which fabric line. I think it turned out pretty darn sweet.
Based on my little girl's measurements I decided to make a size 3, which in the end, ended up being a bit too large. Oh well, I'll save it for next year. I had a small scrap of that crocheted lace that worked as the perfect little trim between the yolk and body of the dress. This was a really quick sew and I finished it up in just a few days of sewing on and off.
I used my serger to finish the seams for a neat and tidy look, except for that one little seam on the ruffle I forgot. I just used my pinking shears to finish that edge and moved on. It will hold up just as well in the end.
I discovered a little trick that I now use in my kids clothes to label the size. I use the numbers from the selvedge. I find a number that corresponds to the size, cut it a little larger all the way around, iron in the raw edges and stitch it onto the inside facing. Yes, it is just a basic number but most people that deal with little kids clothes will be able to figure out it is a 3T or close to it. I thought this was a clever solution and free.
This was my first finish of my Quarter 2 Finish Along list, found HERE, it was number six on my list. The Quarter 2 finishes link up will open next week so you still have time to finish up those projects!
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