Sunday, October 21, 2012
Little Red Holiday Dress 2T-ish
Oh, sewing....my first love! I so enjoy the beginning, the middle, the finished product "end"! Love it all.
A tiny linen tablecloth, but that embroidery caught my eye. Great thrift store find! And so, the beginning....
Now, I love the pillowcase dress, and it has been a crowd-pleaser for sure, so I kept in in mind while thinking about what to do with such a neat find. As the season dictates, longer sleeves are appropriate, and this one had just the right amount to satisfy both the dress length and sleeves. Bonus!
I cut off the top of the tablecloth for the sleeves, after measuring to make sure the length of the dress would be enough..
The front needed something, so I found a bit of plaid from my stash and made it the center front.
To make the raglan-style sleeves, I just cut diagonally on the corners of the dress body and the sleeves. After attaching the sleeves to the body, I cut a slight curve in the top of the sleeve.
Found some vintage bias tape I had picked up at Burley Park a few years ago and applied, then pulled a length of elastic through the casing.
The sleeves were a bit too long, so I added a length of elastic inside near the elbows, giving the upper arm area a little bit of a pouf.
The fabric is linen, possibly a cotton blend, and it would be perfect for a party or play! Can be found at Kindel & Company, marked at $24. Stay tuned and look for tshirt-lined sweaters coming up soon as well. Love and peace to all of you, my friends!