Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Made By Lolly - Little Shift Dress

 Today was a picture perfect day....still summer for a few more weeks. Here's a cute pattern to ring in the new school year: Little Shift Dress by Favorite Things.
 The coral pink fabric, Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller, has been in my possession for a couple of years. Called Hopscotch, it sewed up so darling in this easy to make dress pattern.
 The back features a placket opening with a button closing and self-made bias trim around the pleated neck-line and gathered sleeves. Add some tights and a sweater, and the shift will work well for cooler autumn weather.
I only made a few changes to the size 3 pattern instructions - adding interfacing to the placket, raising the elastic waist casing up 1 3/4 inches, creating a fabric button loop rather than cording, and making the sleeve openings a bit smaller.
 The dress sews up very quickly and is one that I'll be making again sometime for any one of my six grand daughters....the pattern includes sizes 2 through 10. The fit is true to size and the sewing directions are easy to follow.
 Tomorrow I will show you more of Lula's kindergarten wardrobe made by Lolly  using this cute frog fabric by Cloud 9 and the First Day Dress pattern.
Can you tell that I'm having a ball sewing up little girl's clothes?!

11 comments:

  1. YES! Those six grand daughters will have you busy, (and having fun, I hope), for a long time yet! And they will be the best dressed girls in school!

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  2. Again Carla! Another darling dress. Seems all I do is buy patterns......

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  3. This is DARLING!! I love the little dress but also smiled all the way through your model's poses (what a cutie!). Lovely dress and lovely granddaughter.

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  4. Oh my gosh, how fun! For all of you! The girls are so darling!!!!

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  5. What a darling dress! The next dress looks wonderful. Love the frogs.

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  6. Cute dress! And cute kid! Your grandchildren are so adorable!

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  7. Love that last picture. She loves it!

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  8. Adorable. (We have those little chairs--I can't remember what they are called--in orange. And just when I think they are no longer interested in sitting in, or on, them anymore, they both get pulled out and played with.)

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  9. Yes, I can tell you are having a ball! I also love how your tiny models seem to be enjoying every minute too.
    I thought the frog fabric and flower button would be hard to beat, but the hopscotch and heart combo certainly gives stiff competition!

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  10. Sure can tell you're having fun! Lucky you! That pink dress is the bomb.

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