I'm having a productive sewing week!
I've decided I cannot start a new sewing project until I have finished all the ones that are in progress on my sewing table.
These consist of things I promised myself I would fix. Those pants I was going to turn into shorts, a few sewing fails waiting to be rescued.... basically, the less exciting stuff.
But, since I've made 5 to 6pm my dedicated sewing time, I have been finishing them off one by one. It feels great!
Fortunately, there was one fun project on the table too: a dress for my daughter with this Giraffe panel print from Bambiblauw. I had the fabric washed and ready for quite some weeks so it was time to tackle it.
She has finally moved on from pink, and this aqua/petrol blue is her new favourite colour. (Let's see what it is next week ;)
Given that she is 8, and quite tall (135cm) I chose to make a simple A-line dress so I could use the whole panel.
First I cut the panel in half so I had my front and back piece.
Then I folded each piece, took her T-shirt pattern, and put one of her dresses on top and traced that to get the width and length of the dress. Then I cut it out on the fold. Easy peasy! (super lazy)
I used a jersey knit, so no need for a zipper!
I could have added sleeves from the panel if I allowed for a seam in the middle of them, but I wanted to show that one of the solid coloured knits can work really well too.
I added a wide hem to the bottom of the sleeve as I just like that finish. It's easy to do and doesn't require double needle stitching.
So there you go. The easiest dress ever! And a quick sew too!
And she may not look it but she was truly happy with her dress! She is just using her "model face".