I have many projects planned to sew, and this dress was not one of them. But when we decided to go to fruit picking and a pumpkin patch, I felt Momo needed a new dress. Both the pumpkin peasant dress and the pumpkin pillowcase dress I made in the past still fit her, but what the fun taking pumpkin patch pictures wearing the same dress year after year? ;)
McCall's M6387 that I picked up during a sale for $1 last year. Since then I lost interest in this kind of design, but thought this was perfect for this occasion. Also the dress was great for using my stash and scrap fabrics. The main flower print is Moda fabric I bought a while ago from a local quilt shop. The rest are scraps I gathered. I spent more time than I thought I would trying to think the best fabric combinations with what I already had.
If I make this dress again, I would probably sew the apron directly onto the dress since I don't think the dress would be worn without the apron if I am making an "apron dress." And that will eliminate the need to make button holes and sew buttons.
Other things I did differently from the pattern are...I added a simple ribbon to the apron, instead of ric-rac and lace the pattern suggested, because the dress already looked like it had too much going on. Also I top-stitched the bodice and the ruffles to the skirt, though the pattern did not ask for that.
The dress has a full skirt, which Momo loves.
It was kind of nice sewing with cotton fabrics...after battling with the special occasion fabrics lately.
Aren't those mushrooms adorable? I picked up 3 of them from the nursery. I think Momo and I are going to make a fairy garden with those.
Linking up to those fun parties.