Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Sundress for Genevieve

I suggested to Genevieve that she needed something between her pink dress and shorts and tees to wear this summer.  She agreed.  And after she approved the pattern, she basically let me have my way with fabric and such!



However, she was wary of the dress for a while because she had to try it on several times as I fitted the tricky bodice, and she hated the feel of the seams on her skin.  I cut up one of her knit camisoles and handstitched it into the bodice as a soft lining to cover the seams she objected to.  It worked perfectly!


 Now Genevieve wants me to sew her another sundress, but I'm wary because this was not an easy pattern (thrifty note: I borrowed it from a friend).  I think the elastic should be shorter on the pockets so they're snugged tighter to the dress. I think the bottom ruffle should be a tad fuller.  That bodice was a real pain and I had to rip out stitches a number of times.


The gorgeous ribbon was just enough leftover from my Bavarian princess dress.  I want to be twinsies with her yet this summer, when we both wear our dresses.

9 comments:

beth s said...

Good job Mama!!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

That's adorable!!!

Becky said...

The cutest dresses are always a pain to sew. It turned out lovely.

Alica said...

Love, love the dress!

Jenny said...

That is a great idea for a lining! The dress is so pretty and perfect for cool summer fun.

e said...

I love your solution for lining the bodice! I can remember (and have photos) when my beloved Aunt Betty made me a summer dress and it was so terribly itchy. I only remember wearing it long enough to take the picture... Genevieve will get more wear out of hers!

sk said...

But this here reader LIKES the saggy pockets and the understated ruffle.

Shauna said...

I really love the dress! The trim looks so good. All around lovely!

The Shanks said...

Yup, love the ruffle and the pockets! You did a great job. Make the girl another one :)

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