Here it is…my last project for the Kids Clothes Week Challenge. I had so much fun this go-around, got so many basis etc made for the girls…but I think it wiped me out. A little break from sewing is in order. (but not too long!)
So I started making this elephant print dress with the intention that it would be for Sadie. I ended up making a bad call and chopped some of the bodice to make it smaller (late night+pregnant brain=bad decisions being made lol) but luckily my house is full of girls (soon to be one more!) so at least Miss C could wear it! Sadie wasn’t too broken up about it, luckily. I may have to make her a different colored elephant one though…she was kind of in love with it…though I have enough leftover for a skirt though and that seemed to pacify her.
I knew that I wanted to keep it simple and let the print shine, so I used light pink piping to accentuate the tulip sleeves and waist. Also a little sweatheart-esque neckline. Then some simple pleats in front and back of the skirt….not very even (at all) but whatevs!
I LOVE how the tulip sleeves came out! I plan to make these again very soon so hopefully I can get a tutorial together when I do. The piping makes them pop! (even if they are a little big…hence the need to make them again and work on the drafting part!) It buttons up the back bodice but of course I forgot to get a shot of that. Oh well you know what buttons look like right?
It’s funny how Sadie got all the shirts and Charlotte got all the dresses this week. It’s not like she needed them either…really Sadie did. Oh well!
Just for fun I put everything I sewed this week into a collage….it’s amazing what can get done in a week if you put your mind to it!