I fell behind for a week or so, but I am finally back on track. Today I made another of my “100 Dress Challenge” dresses and had the best time doing it because I was following a new pattern design. Students and teachers continue to donate fabric and notions to me, so I must set aside more time to work on them. This one is from a different pattern called “Simple Sundress Pattern” with a deep gathered neckline and French seams. Amy Finlayson of www. habitual.wordpress.com designed it and shows it on on her site. If you would like to make it for non-commercial use, you can email her for the pattern at afinlarc@yahoocom. Hers is a precious and very feminine and little girly pattern, and I love it. I am making one for my little granddaughter, Elose, too. Amy’s pattern calls for no bias tape or elastic. Instead, she uses twice underturned armholes and a shoulder tie made from a coordinated fabric. The long 2 1/2 inch tie with the big bow on the shoulder is especially attractive. I made this dress to donate to Little Dresses for Africa as one of my “100 Dress Challenge” dresses. It was not at all complicated and a lot of fun to sew. If you like the pattern, take at look at Amy’s blog. Her tutorial is wonderful: well written, easy to follow, and nothing you need to know is left out! Happy sewing, and if you have the time, think about making some pillowcase dresses for "Little Dresses for Africa.” It is a wonderful cause, and trust me, once you start you will get the warm fuzzies each time to sew one together.
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others. -- Chinese Proverb