Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Little Girl Dresses

I took time out from my "Dad" quilt project to finish up the dresses for my granddaughter.  The second dress wasn't as much fun as the first...perhaps I was in the "got to get it done" mood?  It has been a while since I put a zipper in an article of clothing...had to refresh my memory.  Not sure I'm happy with the way it turned out, but it will do.  Also, the 5/8" seam allowance seems SO LARGE after working with 1/4" seam allowances in quilting!  I definitely trimmed the seam allowances down a bit once they were sewn.
There's lots of fabric left from each of the dresses.  My daughter says she doesn't want it back.  I bought my granddaughter an 18" doll for her recent birthday, .  Maybe I'll make matching dresses for her new doll???  Will check out the patterns that are available--see if there are any that are quick and easy.  :)