The other reason for the Father's Day photo shoot was to get some pictures of Elora's new dress. I had an old, old pink-and-orange-on-white striped sheet that's been around for as long as I can remember. It was so old that when I took it apart, I didn't even have to bother with the seam ripper, I just pulled it apart with my hands. It was stained and paint spattered, and until recently, had lived in my beach bag. For whatever reason, I decided it would make a cute dress.
I used the body of the printed sheet for the body of the dress, the trim from across that sheet for the straps, belt, belt loops, and bottom trim, and a flat sheet from the thrift store to line it. I started with Corinnea's recipe (did you ever post that tutorial?) for a simple shirred dress, but instead of doing front and back panels, I sewed it all into a tube and shirred it all together in a continuous spiral. This went much faster, and wasted a LOT less thread that the way I'd done it in the past.
|Kaylie's wearing the dress that I made for Elora last year.|
The sheet I used for lining was a bit heavy, so I think I will try something else for that, next time. I'll for sure be making more of these, they're so fun! If I can find Corinnea's little tutorial, I'll try to post it. :)