After taking a few weeks of sewing break, I am really in a mood to sew something. So I opened up the box of stashed fabric, and let Momo pick the fabric she liked. She picked this purple and white Hawaiian print. This was kind of an unexpected pick, but I know why she chose this one...it is all about color purple for Momo right now. Purple is her favorite color, well, for now.
I bought the fabric online a while ago. It is a very thin shirting fabric. I only had 1 yard, but that was just enough to make a light and flow-y summer dress needed to survive the Texas summer.
criss-cross front summer dress I made last summer, so decided to make a new one. Tracing the last year's dress, I just made the bodice pieces slightly bigger. Then using a scrap fabric, I made up the fabric pattern to try on Momo.
The top pieces basically look like this. I cut and adjusted the length, curves, etc till I felt the pieces fit Momo when worn as halter top.
I sewed the bodice pieces together with lining, and I kind of experimented as I sewed. For the skirt part I did not want to add lining, so made a full skirt with enough gathering. I used 2 pieces cut salvage to salvage.
Momo approved -she loves her new purple dress!
And I love it when she starts dancing :)
I inserted 2 pieces of elastics in the back. I cut the elastics too long because I did not want to make the dress too tight and uncomfortable. But the halter dress would not stay put if it is not just the right size... I ended up cutting the side open to adjust the elastics after the dress was completed. For my little girl, 8 inches long elastics were enough. Maybe next time I should use elastic thread and try shirring?
Momo loves playing bubbles... Making bubbles are "must-do" for her when we go to a park. She would make many big bubbles...
...and then run after them to pop them.
Linking up to those fun parties.