One Piece Sundress

I’m normally slightly behind when it comes to getting ahead of the game. I find myself with lots of plans to make the kids clothes for summer and by the time the weather gets hot I haven’t made a thing. This year I was determined to make the girls some dresses before the weather got warm. I wanted to make a few different dresses for both of them, but I knew I wanted some quick, easy to sew patterns so that I would be able to get them done. Pardon the wrinkles, I thought I had got them all out. I picked up this one piece sundress pattern and picked out some fabric and got to work. It’s a great pattern, only one piece for each side, which also makes it reversible. It is super easy to cut out and sew and makes such a cute dress. I will have to tweak sizes a bit as even though the babe is in 3T in storebought clothes, the 3T pattern was a bit big around her body and shoulders, it actually fit my six year old perfectly through the torso and shoulders, though it was too short. She is so tall and thin it’s hard to fit her anyway, so I will just have to go down to 2T for the babe and add some length for big sister. So, I’m slightly ahead of the game with one dress for one girl, but I’ve got three more dresses in this pattern to make and then another pattern to start on. My goal is to have them done before this time next month, fingers crossed. Does anyone have any recommendations for easy, cute, simple patterns for summer clothes for girls? Edited to add: Project Love Kristina My hubby told me that a fellow web designer is trying to help out his sister whose house burned to the ground yesterday. They have five children and she is nine months pregnant. Most of her children were sleeping and sick and she was able to get them all out of the burning house. They are all fine, but they have lost everything. Rogie has written a blog post with a list of the families’ clothing sizes and a Paypal button for donations if you are able and inclined to help. I can only imagine the stress level of the whole family but especially his sister, being so late in a pregnancy with a family to take care of and now effectively homeless. They have family who will look after them but it would be really great if our online communities could band together to help bring some peace of mind and monetary help to a family in need.

sewing • Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 • 4 Comments »
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4 Responses to “One Piece Sundress”

  1. Amelia says:

    what a beautiful dress. I wish I had a young girl to dress sometimes, mine is a teen now and boys aren’t quite as fun to dress as girls :0

    Congrats on your blog award from Concetta and am sorry to hear such a dire story about burning houses and homelessness! Will hop over . . .

    Amelia.x

  2. Mousy Brown says:

    Beautiful dress! Sorry I meant to comment days ago but I jumped over to read your link and forgot to come back…I’m making a package – how awful it must be but so glad they are all safe! xx

  3. Jodie says:

    I love this pattern and your little dress looks gorgeous!!!

    Jodie 🙂

  4. Marilee King says:

    Iv made this dress many times for my own daughter, now I would love to make it for my Grand daughter. Where can I get this patter?
    Thank you for your time.
    Marilee

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