I love beautiful fabric. This piece from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden has been in my stash for awhile. This was the perfect project since much of the dress is one piece, it didn't break up all those paisleys. I constructed this dress from Bonnie Blue in just a few hours. It has three pieces! (My back I cut as one to not break the print.) I even added piping to give more pop to the dress.
|Aimee by Bonnie Blue|
|Back of Aimee|
My only construction changes were:
1. Making the back one piece.
2. Adding piping to the neckline and straps.
3. Decreasing the amount of elastic needed in the back.
You can see from the pattern that it looks just like the pattern picture.
Since the dress went together so quickly, I decided to make View 2 as a nightgown for my daughter. I used a flannel print perfect for pj's. The pattern wasn't made for flannel, but I also didn't like how the straps were sewn onto the dress. It added too much bulk. I wish the underarm facing and straps were one piece so there was less bulk.
Our SAGA group just hosted Debbie Glenn for a weekend of sewing. It was great and my mind was fried, but I sure learned a thing or two.
|After a long day of classes with Debbie Glenn! It was a great time of sewing and learning!|