I know the Labor Day has passed, and summer is said to be over...but we live in Texas, where summer is nowhere near over! Even though we may see sweaters and boots at the stores, I really, really rather not have them yet...
So I made another summer dress for Momo. I used the same pattern and tutorial I used a couple of weeks ago: Shirred Twirly Dress -From An Igloo
The first one I made is here. I just LOVE the bow tied in the back and easy-fit of the shirred bodice. I had to come back and make another one :)
I stayed with the original dress design and made a gathered skirt with wide hem this time. I felt this was a better way to show off the beautiful print. Also this is easier to iron than the tiered skirt I made last time ;)
The skirt is made of 2 pieces cut salvage to salvage, making it very full.
Since this was my second time making this dress, I was careful not to make the same mistakes I made while making the first one. I measured and double-checked the cut pieces, made sure to use an interface before making the button hole in the back, took time and paid more attention when shirring.
I made the straps wider and the button hole smaller than the last dress, but still found I made the button hole too big. You really do not need a big button hole for the fabric straps to go through.
Momo enjoyed the Labor Day weekend, running in the park, making a firecracker hat, and watching the fireworks. Pleasing this little girl is easy. Sometimes simple fun is all we need :)
Linking up to those fun parties.