So my project for this week is yet another little girls' item - an adorable peasant dress. I got the pattern and instructions from a blog I found on Pinterest. You can click here to see it. The pattern is very basic and crazy easy to follow.
I started off with this adorable pillow case which cost me $1.50 (yes, that was marked down from $3.00).
Here's a closer (and more ironed) look...
Next, I folded it lengthwise and cut out all of my pattern pieces - 2 main pieces, 2 sleeves and 4 pockets. This will be my first time putting pockets in something - oh, so exciting!!
|No pocket pieces here - I wasn't sure if I was going to use them at this point.|
Lastly, I followed the instructions given on Sew Easy Being Green and sewed those bad boys together. Here's my finished project:
Is this not the most adorable dress pattern ever? It was also my first time sewing with elastic thread. It's amazing! Here's a view of the cinched waist made using the elastic thread.
And finally, here's the girl modelling. If you follow my blog, you know how difficult it can be for me to get a nice pose out of this child. There are a couple of keepers here.
|Try not to look at the dirty runners on her feet.|
|Had to get my little Harry in here.|