Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Chevron Dress

Friends, is it really May 22, the start of Memorial Day Weekend, with summer on its way and all the fun that it brings?  Seriously.  What happened?  

February 19, 2015 was our last post.  

Feeling patriotic.  Little Mama's Red, white .....and blue???

Time to kick it up a notch and get things going.

First up, a simple summer dress, perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ.  

Imagine my excitement when I happened upon a sewing "linky party" on the site -- Project Run and Play -- featuring a Summer Chevrons shirt.  Good thing I just happened to have this red chevron fabric stashed away in my fabric bin.  

Time to get sewing!

There is a free pattern available on the website.  

However, I did some tinkering of my own and came up with this tonight: a longer yoke that is lined on the inside with a contrasting yellow fabric and a gathered stitch on the bottom piece to make it into a dress.  I skipped the elastic waist and kept it loose and free-flowing.    

Little Mama was excited with her new dress tonight, dancing and twirling around.  Taking a picture was tricky--she couldn't stand still.

Although, she managed to stop for a picture of her dear friend, Bee-Bee.  

 Well, hello there.  Don't sting me.  

Ta-dah!...The dress!

 Overall, a nice addition to her ever-expanding wardrobe.  Although I'm debating--a white star on the yoke or not?  Hmm...

Happy weekend Everyone!