Momo's new dress...Poppy Summer Dress!
I am sewing less these days. Main reason is the lack of time...work and everyday life consume my time, and there isn't much left for mommy's hobby time. Another reason is that Momo doesn't wear dresses as often as used to. She prefers to wear T-shirt and jeggings during the week, and I buy those at stores as they are cheaper to buy and I don't really have desires to sew them. And since Momo is growing slowly, her clothes sometimes last 2 or 3 years...so we are not in a need of new dresses. But recently I got rid of several of her dresses, as some have gotten too short and some she rarely wore. Summer break will start in few weeks and I had sewing itches, so it was time to sew a new summer dress!
Momo has gotten quite picky about her clothing. She still loves dresses, but she has her opinions. I don't want to spend all night sewing and find she does not like what I have made, so I had to consult her from the fabric choice to the design of the dress. I picked out this poppy print seersucker-like fabric from my stash. I got it from Jo-Ann few years ago, and I think it's poly-cotton blend. I love the color and big retro-like floral print, and Momo approved ;) I picked out some patterns and asked Momo to choose the dress design, and she chose McCall's M5838.
It's an old pattern I bought years ago. It's seems to be out of print now.
I made the view B, gathered front and straps version.I told Momo skipping the waist band would make the sewing easier and quicker, but she wanted the waistband, ;o
I also made few other changes.
I did not have a short zipper in the right color, so changed to bottom closure.
I added more gathers to the skirt to make it fuller. That is just what Momo likes.
I also lengthened the skirt. That is just what I like on Momo.
It's not summer without some bubbly plays!
While Momo will be wearing T-shirt and shorts most days during the summer, I think she could use few more summer dresses for weekend wear. I am not in a mood for complicated, challenging sewing projects...but simple and quick summer dresses are just what I need to satisfy my sewing itches!