Mommy Hobbies sewing: Olivia Dress
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
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It’s adorable. Seriously. I made the dress I wanted to make. It is a tad too big, but I didn’t know how to make the proper adjustments so I just left it. I already used the smallest size available, soooo… what’s a novice to do?
However, I have decided that this dress isn’t “easy” there are a lot of details! I had to cut the bodice out four times once for the front and back and then again for the lining for the front and back. I was hoping for a more simplistic pattern, but the lining added a nice touch. Also, I didn’t complete the pattern, it called for lining the skirt, too. Instead of worry about that, I just made cute little leggings.
This dress is supposed to be accompanied with shorts, but her birthday is in November so I went back to my old ways of make clothing withOUT a pattern and whipped up the leggings. MUCH easier. Sheesh. Now, if I could just learn how to make a dress without a pattern. I need mad ninja sewing skillz for that though. Soon enough.
Oh, but there is something else so exciting about this dress! I was able to “finish” the dress nicely! I went out and bought a double needle…it makes two very neat rows of stitching like a a REAL garment. Oh, man, it made me feel like a pro (which I am far from. hah). The dress and pants were so neatly finished that I can’t wait to make another outfit.
My mind is twirling with ideas…I’m thinking a cute little caplet for Roma and a cape for Cylas. They both love, love, love dressing up and with the bags of material (like 5 huge bags) my dear, sweet friend Ethel dropped off, I think I shall have plenty to play with!