Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Chevron Leprechaun Dress

I've had a little Easter dress in mind for Carolyn for quite some time.

I bought a bunch of Chevron material online because I'm in love with it.

I wanted to do several different colors of the Chevron print.

What I didn't count on was the fact that all of those different colors would have to line up perfectly so the dress wouldn't look wonky.

Of course, I didn't realize that until after I'd cut all the strips of material.

So, there was lots of cursing and lots of scrambling, trying to find something that would work.

And lots of trying to figure out how to thread a serger from fuzzy You Tube videos.

Anyway, I finally got it done.

The sewing isn't the prettiest in the world (mostly because the parts I was going to use the serger on are unfinished because I hit a stupid pin that was hidden in the dress gathers and busted the blade).

I am a fan of the pictures I took of her in it.

I only got her to smile when I told her she wasn't going to have another fruit snack ever unless she started cooperate.

Then, she started to get very serious about her posing efforts.

Pattern here (with a few changes of my own).


Holli said...

Like I told you at church today, I LOVE that dress! I can't believe you made it! Seriously, Carolyn looks lovely in green. :)

lecx5 said...

Your design also? Adorable and gorgeous, dress and girl.

Kami D. said...

Oh my goodness. That dress is ADORABLE!!! It seriously looks amazing. Well done!

Erin said...

No, only partially my design. Pattern credit is at the very bottom! And thanks everyone!

Shelby Bingham said...

Erin, you're rockin' the sewing machine and serger! And Carolyn is just too cute!! :)