Kids Clothing Week seemed like a pretty good reason to reappear on my little blog. I have some guesses as to why I've been MIA but the primary is winter. The winter was HORRIBLE, I basically went into survival mode from January to March. I took care of the family and house and when I had opportunities to sew I sat and surfed the internet. Many a good quiet times can be lost to Pinterest! I also started knitting in January too, I've made two cowls and am working on a baby blanket. The couch was warm and cozy so it called to me this past winter. I've got a few pounds to prove it.
I have, however, persevered and thanks to some much better weather (my mood is pretty weather dependent, I think this comes from being a farm kid.) I have actually been visiting my sewing machine and feeling the need to sew and been more productive overall! :)
Luckily what Peyton needs most for spring and summer are dresses, and if you've followed me at all, I LOVE to sew dresses. YEAH for me!
I'll leave out some of my constant inner dialog and give you that stats:
Pattern: Penny by Patty Young
Fabric: a yard of lightweight knit that has been sitting in my stash for way to long.
Alterations: To achieve the high empire waist of the inspiration dress I used the empire line in the pattern and then took it up some more, like an inch or so and then didn't add the 1/2" seam allowance. This also helped to shorten the dress to keep it more like the inspiration piece.
I wasn't sure about the dress as I was sewing it. Once I had in on her this morning I liked it much better, and with the fun pop of yellow it really works for me! I am hoping to get at least one more dress done this week, but we'll see. :)