Summer is far from over for us... Though the stores are stocked with fall clothes, and I am dreaming about sewing with plaid flannel, we will not be wearing those for at least another 2 months... So here is a sundress I sewed few weeks ago and just got around to have the photos taken.
But before I get to Momo's sundress, let me talk about my top. I sewed my first Washi Dress! Well, actually I sewed a tunic top version. I meant to sew a dress version, but after washing this cotton-poly blend fabric, it turned out stiffer than I thought. Somehow I felt a top may be better with this fabric. I finished sewing this up maybe a month ago or so...but I have not worn it until now. Here is why...
The darts...the darts!!! Those darts turned out so bad, I could not bring myself to wear it... I finally wore it this weekend for mommy-and-me look, but with a scarf to hide those horrible darts.
With a bodice muslin I made, I did not have this issue. So what happened? Bad fabric choice? Just bad sewing? Or is it my body...???
Village Green Sundress pattern and tutorial from Elegance & Elephants.
To get more use out of this dress, I went ahead and sewed the size 4/5 for Momo. It sure is big on her now, but she will be able to wear it next summer. I also lengthened the skirt quite a bit. I thought maxi length would be cute, but afraid Momo would trip running around in it, the skirt was made shorter at the last minute decision.
I got this bubble toy because I was getting too tired of blowing bubbles... I wanted a tabletop version, so my hands would be free to take the pictures, but that thing requires 6 batteries. Also I read that it is easy to break, so I got this one instead. Momo loves it...with this toy she wants to make the bubbles rather than to chase them.
but she just has to pop every bubble she sees.
So sad to say my first Washi was a failure... but at least I got a good sundress for Momo.But I am not giving up on making another Washi dress for myself. I already have the next fabric selected, something much softer. If anyone has a good tip on making darts, please please let me know!!!
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