Much relaxing and creating occurred over labor day weekend. Here is one of the sewing projects that I worked on.
The third pillowcase dress. Yes, a third one, because I just didn’t get it right. I selected my fabric and then couldn’t find my pattern! I decided to just wing it, using the measurements that did work between the first and second dresses.
I used the same Prudent Baby trick with the armhole using single fold bias tape, even though I didn’t quite have enough to go to the top of the fabric. I figured the extra bias tape always made the top part thicker anyway.
I cut two pieces of my nice brown ribbon. After threading the ribbon through the back, I then scrunched the fabric and sewed the ribbon to the fabric, so that little hands couldn’t get busy and pull the ribbon from the dress. I repeated this with the front.
The final measurements were eight inches across the top, twenty-one inches across the bottom, six inched down and one and half inches in width for the armhole. The dress is still A-line, but it drapes nicely.
After getting Sophia in the dress, I made a knot of the ribbon and then made a pretty little bow. Success! Sophia rather likes it too!