Recently, my daughter informed me that her dress supply was running low and she needed some dresses. Being that I haven’t had the time for garment construction these days we headed for the mall to see what we could find. Absolutely nothing! What we could find was seriously not appropriate for an 8-year old and what little we had to choose from was poorly constructed and far overpriced. My daughter asked, “Why don’t you just sew me something?” I jumped at the chance, of course.
We raided the pattern box and found an old pattern from 1974. I love to collect retro patterns, so the choices were unlimited. We both decided that we would challenge ourselves to not make a trip to Joann’s and use only what was on hand, hence the black zipper in the back, which I’m a bit disappointed in the end result. This zipper was nearly impossible to work with and I could not get it to be invisible no matter what. I just gave up and left things well alone.
We also added a fun little lace trim, leftovers from another project. I decided to take out the continuous embroidery hoop which hasn’t seen the light of day in at least two or three years. How fun!! My daughter selected the embroidery design for the belt. It took about one hour to complete the embroidery portion of the belt, but it was worth it. My daughter has been enjoying this dress and we have received lots of compliments.