Here is another fun sew-along. Many must have seen the Sew Many Books sewing series at Nap Time Creations, where the talented sewing bloggers are showcasing their book inspired looks. This year there is a sew-a-long, so I am playing along ;)
My choice of book is...Alice in Wonderland! This is because Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite books since I was a kid, and also Alice dress was on my to-sew-list this year.
Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress Pattern ever since I found it. This time the bodice was cut shorter to attach a separate gathered skirt.
-The neckline was cut a little deeper and the wide lace was attached to create the elastic casing. I thought the lace would mimic the collars and add a little special-ness.
-The apron is sewed onto the dress for easy one-piece on & off. I added the orange piping and the ruffles just like the illustrations. I guesstimated the apron pieces based on the dress pieces and cut them out. But if you need a tutorial, here is one that I used for my first Alice dress: Alice in Wonderland -Threading My Way
-The skirt has two layers. I added the pleats to the outer layer, because the Alice dress in those illustration seem to have the pleats. I followed the pleats tutorial from here: Paris Skirt Tutorial -Nothing Too Fancy. One row of ruffled netting was sewed on to the inner layer, but it is not long enough to show. I may go back and add another row of ruffles, to add just a little more volume to the skirt.
-I cut the sleeve pieces a bit too short, so I finished them with 3 rows of shirrings each.
...So after all those details, the dress turned out not as simple as I thought it would be. I spent a lot more time sewing this dress than I anticipated. But I do love the result!
Very Merry Unbirthday to ME!!!
I did take the same tea party photo 2 years ago. It is fun to compare and see how much Momo has grown ;)
So Many Books link party is having VOTING! Go check the party here and vote for your favorite by clicking on the heart in the corner of the thumbnail. You only get to vote once, and the voting remains open til Saturday!
Your favorite does not have to be mine ;)
Linking up to those fun parties.