So while I was in Utah I went to their (crappy old) Joann's and found this remnant piece of fabric. For $2.50 I got just a titch over a yard of fabric. Paige & I made our first mother/daughter sewing project and made her a summer dress. She surged up the back and around the bottom of her dress, and I made the little fluttery sleeves.
This was my other Utah project. I had the material and in Utah I found the time and used my mom's pattern. I didn't finish up the bias tape until I got back to AZ, but I love the end result & so will my sister-in-law for her belated birthday gift.
here isn't so much a project as much as a dilemma. What do you do when your daughter is growing like a weed? Paige got this dress in July from her aunt as a birthday gift. It fit great til we washed it, then it fit okay... but in a month it would be too short.I went to Joann's and found this great lace. It was kind of pricey, but with a coupon it was reasonable. 3" instantly added to the dress and the pleat in it adds to the overall look of the dress. I surged across the top to keep it from unraveling and then sewed it in. I also made a 1" strip of bias tape to help weigh down the sewn in slip.
The end result a dress that she can wear for a few more months. And she does look adorable if I must admit it.