Friday, 27 January 2017

A pink "baking" dress

That's what Freya is calling it anyway.

This is the new Macy Pinafore from Jilly Atlanta.  I was trying my best not to buy any more patterns but I caved after seeing so many cute versions on Facebook.  The fabric is some pink cotton and steel with little pictures of bowls and jugs and other kitchen implements.  So seeing as it looks a little like an apron and has kitchen pictures on it has become known as the baking dress.

I have a bit of a mixed experience with this dress. I made a size 5 thinking it would add a bit more length so Freya wouldn't grow out of it as quickly.  As I was making it I realised the skirt was long, like seriously long, like almost to her ankles long.  I trimmed off a few inches thinking that would serve me right for picking a bigger size and then read that the pattern is supposed to have a 3 inch hem. Doh!

I also, for whatever reason, didn't interface the straps.  I've adjusted the length a few times but they still seem to slip off her shoulders.  Maybe sizing up wasn't the right decision after all.

However having said all that I really like this dress.  When I'd finished it I was looking at my fabric stash and thinking how every fabric I had would look cute in this pattern.

The pattern itself was great.  The PDF has layers and lines up easily.  Instructions are very clear with colour photos and video links to help.

Although this one may need to be hung up in the cupboard for a while until Freya grows a bit, I think I would still give this pattern another go, maybe this time in the right size.

Check out that attitude! I think she's been watching me take photos of my dresses, LOL!

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