Friday, June 11, 2010

Analise Dress

I finished this Analise dress today, and it was a bigger project than I anticipated. The pattern is Portabella Pixie's Analise, and it is a 6-12 month size. I wanted to make this dress so I went searching through my scraps to see what I could combine. It ended up being pretty bright, but it reminds me of something Snow White would wear, so I like it.:)

This dress takes a lot of fabric. It has almost three yards of fabric with the majority in the skirt. I like that the skirt is so full. I love patchwork, so that is something that definitely drew me to this pattern. It states on the package that it is for and intermediate to advance sewer or an experienced quilter. It took me a long time to assemble all those squares for the skirt!

The back has an elastic piece that is inset into the bodice with straps that cross and tie at the back. I love the back of this dress!

I took some in process pictures, and this is the skirt before the bottom ruffle. It fit around me easily which is amazing since it is for a 6-12 month old.

The bottom ruffle took a long, long time. I used my narrow hem foot for the first time. It definitely takes practice to get it to work right, but I definitely had practice with this strip of fabric.
Isn't that a crazy looking foot? The bottom ruffle was 21 feet long! I could not believe it, and I had to measure it twice. That is a lot of ruffle! I like the way it did turn out, but it will be a while before I make another one. This is not a quick dress by any means!

5 comments:

bear said...

I made Paige a pants/top oriental style outfit when she was about 2 yrs. old that took up SO much time but Emily told me everytime she wore it, someone commented on it. It's good to have a challenge as we sew, I think. Cute, cute, cute. Can't wait to see pics of Zerah in it. When does it start to get cold in Colorado?

Sandra Henderson said...

ADORABLE!~ Your clothes are so beautiful and you live in a very lovely area! :)

Karen said...

That is your cutest creation yet!!

MamaB said...

This looks like something you would do, I love this, bring it to the beach.

em's scrapbag said...

This is so much fun. I love ruffles!