Monday, April 16, 2012

Some clothing sewing

I bought this Amy Butler pattern a while back with the idea of making a top for me.

When I got it home I realized it made girls sizes too! Wohoo! So I figured before I use a lot of fabric and possibly mess it up, I will try a girls size first for my daughter and get comfortable with the pattern (knowing that her patterns are sometimes hard). I love Patty Young fabrics so I got this Modern Lotus print from her Lush line for the dress.  I think it turned out adorable.

Of course my model is reluctant to wear it right now. Her response was, "I'll wear it when I get bigger". Sigh. She will wear it when it gets warmer. As long as I don't ask her directly, she will wear whatever I put out for her.

Here's the back view of it.

My prints didn't match up 100% but I don't mind. I didn't really try to match them up.

The pattern was one of the most well-written Amy Butler patterns I've ever done. It came together very quickly. I didn't have any problem following her directions aside from one little thing.

If you look at the inside here where the zipper is. The left side is all covered and the right side has the zipper exposed right?  I struggled with the directions a bit at this point and didn't realize I was supposed to leave the flap of fabric out on both sides and I only did it on the one side. It's a nice touch and leaves the dress looking very professional. But I don't think I'm going to rip the other side to fix it. All the edges are finished there so it shouldn't unravel. And it won't be visible when she's wearing it.

Besides, I already have to fix the eye and hook so they line up -whoops!

Next up, a top for me in voile. I've never worked with voile so if you have any experience or tips, I'd love to hear them.


**nicke... said...

Very cute becky! i bet your daughter looks so cute in it. the fabric is so great and amy butler strikes again right! :)

Anonymous said...

I love it ! I'm sure it looks amazing on your daugther :)

You did an awesome jod !

Jacey said...

It's so cute! I'm hoping to do some clothing sewing soon, too! I can't wait to see your adult version. :)

Katy Cameron said...

Very sweet, and I'm sure your daughter will look great in it :o)

Denise in PA said...

What a great pattern - I bet it will look great on both of you! Can't wait to see the fabric you chose for you! I'll bet it will come out really nice in voile. Her line about trying it on when she gets bigger is too funny! Kids!

Irina said...

It's lovely! I have this pattern too, I bought it along with the Liverpool shirt and the Lotus Cami... I only had time to make the Lotus Cami before I got pregnant!

Jessica Kelly said...

super cute Becky! no tips for the voile, but love this tunic :-)


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