Spring is officially here! It's time for a spring dress...a kind of dress that would put you in a happy, cheery mood :) Ironically we had a winter-like weather this weekend, with low temperature and cold wind. But when the sun was out, it was nice to spend time in a beautiful garden.
I had little time to sew something before Momo's spring break, but I could not decide what to make. So I let Momo choose...at least the fabric. I had wall cabinets built in my new sewing/craft room, to organize my stash fabric. I love how I can see what I have in one wall, and so does Momo. She thinks my room now looks like a shop. So I let her "shop" in my little shop and pick a fabric.
The entire room is not yet organized well enough to share. But at least my fabric cabinets are!
And Momo picked out this cotton tulip print I got from Japan. To be honest I was a little surprised. I have more eye-catching prints I think Momo would like. But I'm happy with her choice...it is lovely and perfect for a spring dress. With the fabric chosen, I knew immediately I wanted to try Verona Dress pattern that I bought last year.
And what pushed me to buy this pattern is that no zipper or button required! Easy for me to make, easy for Momo to dress herself!
I made size 4T with added length. I cut size 7 length and still ended up with the above-knee length.
I chose the round cap sleeves, the look I liked the best among the many sleeve options.
The neck opening is not very wide. I like how modest it is, but it's too modest for Momo's big head. ;o I checked the neck opening while making the bodice, and found I would have to pull it down hard for her to wear it...of course Momo did not like that :p I cut the back neckline lower to solve the issue. This seemed simpler than cutting a slit and making the button loop closure at the back.
I did not have a good fabric to compliment this tulip print in my stash, so I had to buy the solid yellow cotton. But I did knock down one stash fabric! :D I do have the stash fabric problem... I do not regret buying those fabrics, but I must admit I have bought more than I could sew. The cabinets photo above shows only one side of the cabinets. There are other cabinets that hold knits, fleece, special occasion fabrics... ;o But Momo has chosen another fabric for the next dress. Together, we will free those shelve spaces!
Linking up to those fun parties.