Thursday, April 1, 2010

The dress that nearly kicked my butt

So this is the dress that nearly kicked my butt. A simple raglan-sleeved gathered dress with elastic at the waist. There was nothing about it that should have been difficult, it was just. one . of. those. projects.

You know, the ones where everything that could go wrong, does? I won't list all the frustrations and things that went south, but let me tell you it was every step of the way. The kicker was the end when Liv tried on the dress and I realized that it was very nearly too small. We'll get to wear it for about 2 weeks before it becomes a hand-me-down.

I don't know if you can see in the picture, but the ruffles at the bottoms of the sleeves are the same fabric as the skirt.

A very solemn pose. I promise that Liv really did like the dress. It just turned out that the only time to get a picture of her wearing it was right before she left to go to school. At 7:00 in the morning. Check out the rainbow ankle socks and black sneakers. Niiiiiice.

See the little applique on the apron? And the black and white gingham check bias trim?


1 comment:

Denise Felton said...

I worked on an outfit for Addie that refused to be made. In that case, the hat got thrown in the trash, then the bloomers, and finally...yes...the dress.

Knowing you, it's not surprising that, even though the dress fought you every step of the way, you still managed to finish it, and it is EXQUISITE. Every little girl needs a springy dress with an attached APPLIQUED apron. So adorable.