Before , their arrival, I started little dresses for my two little cuties. I tried for the first time shirring fabric by using elastic thread in the bobbin of my machine. I loved this process and can't wait to use it again..
I didn't use patterns for these dresses but only guessed how wide to shir and luckily I got it right. I started by using a picot edge finish for the upper bodice .
Since I use push button sewing, I was able to let both Riley and Poppy help sew the back seams and I then finished the hems and made the shoulder straps. My little sweeties were so happy with their dresses that Riley wore hers three days in a row and Poppy insisted on wearing hers four days!
The fabric is a coral rayon /lycra and therefor very comfy for active little girls. I used a straight stitch with a stitch length of 3 for the shirring.
So here they are, Nana's little sweethearts.
And with face painting done by Nana. ( I may have discovered a new skill !!)
Riley had a hard time to leave me this morning and was on the verge of tears as I was buckling her booster seat when my darling Bob came up with a solution. A $10 bill! What kid doesn't love money !!
Now it's on to sewing for my 18 year old grand-daughter before she leaves for university in Vancouver. I doubt tears can be averted in this case, at least for me!! Sigh!!
Happy Sewing to all of you!