Thursday, May 13, 2010
Finished another dress for kids clothes week. This one is for Claire. I didn't use a pattern again. Definitely had some hang ups along the way & it looks a bit different than I intended it to, but I love it. Still, I'm thinking that maybe I need to try to follow some patterns. Going without can be a bit of a headache at times, but I love not spending the money on a pattern. Aren't I cheap?
I based this one off of another dress of hers that I like a lot. It's elastic around the neck so it goes on & off really easily. The dress I was copying had a elastic gathered waist as well, but I ran out of elastic when I messed up the neck a few times. Also, the pleat is something I added because I made the neck hole too large. In the end I think the pleat was a happy accident. I like it as it is now. A lot. And messy braids? Don't even get me started on messy braids! :)