Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mama Sewed Cute! Babygirl's New Elvis Sundress!



It's been ages since I've posted something new on craftster...so very happy to share my babygirl's newest dress made from my highly coveted blue Elvis fabric!

The pattern is an easy McCall's sundress #M5613 ...sent to me by the dear Elvissa! She sent me some patterns that her niece has outgrown & I found the time to put this one to use while my inlaws kept my kiddos busy.

The one thing I did differently from the pattern was to switch the buttonholes to the top panel rather than having them on the straps...so I can just adjust the position of the button on the straps as my girl grows to get more wear out of the dress.
I'm happy to say that I conquered the button hole setting on my machine for the first time...with a little encouragement, because I was ready to set the whole thing aside & stitch them during daylight hours by hand. Can you tell I used to hate doing buttonholes so much? I'm used to sewing toys & dolls & quilts... not buttons...but now I can't wait to come up with another button encrusted project because my fear has been put to rest!
The pattern is a winner because it's very twirly & I don't know a 3 year old that doesn't thoroughly enjoy a good twirl! ...and the big pockets for little hands! My girl discovered them right away!

I'll be making black and white polka dot bloomer shorts to go under it...eventually!

3 comments:

Tamonster said...

That is so adorable!

Glenda said...

I saw that fabric at Hobby Lobby today -- love it!

The sundress is adorable, as is your model :). The polka-dotted fabric works really well with turquoise Elvis.

Set ~shade of shadow~ said...

That dress is so cute!!!