Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Farmdale Apron Dress
I finished a new dress this past week using Alexander Henry Farmdale and DS dots, which I love together! I used the Portabella Pixie Claire Pattern with a few variations. The skirt, apron, and straps are from the Petal Knot Dress and the bodice is from the Apron Dress in an 18 month.
I was going to use the Petal Knot Bodice, but it was already too small for her. I cut out the pieces, sewed them together, and made the buttonholes; I then proceeded to try it on her before attaching the skirt, and it didn't fit! I was so happy that I hadn't finished the whole thing before putting it on her! So, I ripped out the straps and started over with the bodice. I also shortened the skirt by three inches, so she wouldn't step on the hem of it as she climbing around. We tried it out at a local farm this past weekend. It matches her bucket hat!