Saturday, 3 May 2014
A Dress for Meg - 1
On the 30th May my god-daughter Meg will be three, and I have promised her a new dress for her birthday. The plan is to post progress pictures so big sister Lily and their mum Hannah can watch the dress take shape.
First I had to raid my cupboard for a nice cotton print in colours to suit Meg. This one fitted the bill. I'm sure Lily and Hannah will like it, whereas Meg might be rather more interested in the 20 pence.
I am going to use the home-made pattern I made a few weeks ago, but have made a few adjustments so Meg has room to grow. Children often have growth spurts in the summer, and I don't want to make a dress that she will have grown out of by September.
So here is the progress so far. I have cut out the back and front bodice pieces and the sleeves. I can cut out the skirt later - no rush, it will just be rectangular pieces - and I intend to draft a pattern piece for a collar once I have done the shoulder seams.
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