(Daughter distracted by Alving & Chipmunk movie while muslin's being fitted. Great fit! Notice large mountain of fabric behind her. I've still got to find a place for all of that fabric!)
Oh, I forgot to mention that the above dress is a new pattern. I was unsatisfied with the patterns I showed in last post. They just didn't do it for me. So I began looking all over again and ran across New Look 6881.
I'm making view "A" w/o the rick rack. I've opted to use another trim. It's PERFECT and the overlapped bodice was just what I was looking for. Again, most of it is assembled (with a few minor changes) and let me tell you that it is a CUTE dress!!! I'll keep the results as a surprise until next week.
Well it just so happens that I forgot I made this dress a couple years back for my daugther when she was probably 2. Although I don't have the original version to show (tossed it out due to a stain) I'd planned to make another right after the first so I went ahead and found similar fabric of another color, cut it out and stored everything in a ziploc bag. The thing is I never sewed it up. My daughter's twice the size and I don't have any need for it.
So if you're interesed in winning just leave me a comment saying so in this post. If you have a young child or would like to make this as a gift for one it would be perfect. Everything's there (except the zipper & lining) to make this cute litte dress. I believe I traced a size 1 or 2. The pattern is still intact and multisized and comes with insturctions. The fabric is a beautiful taffeta with lilac, white, & light blue stripes. There's also blue tulle to use as netting. Again, this would make a cute dress for someone!
Anywho.....The month's already started and I've got to finish plotting my sewing plans and let you in on the action. That's next......