Thursday, March 3, 2011

The big girl version of the vision in purple

I finished the second lavender/purple dress. This one is for my older daughter. I like to size up so this one is a size 10ish for a girl who wears a size 8 or 9.  So, it is a bit big but should fit her this summer and next..  Fabrics are Magic Vine by Benartex and Everything but the kitchen sink by RJR and Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush for the bodice ruffle.  I love the ruffle on the bodice with that lace, which I just happened to have in my stash. That was a pain to sew but it looks great!  The girl snubbed her nose at the fabric until I sewed it on with the lace.  Now, she loves it.  Yeah!

Now, somebody shoot me if I ever again attempt to make a dress with four layers of ruffling.  What a pain!  My poor serger needs a vacation from all that serging and gathering.


  1. Oh and this is my own pattern! Woohoo! I just winged it.

    Wung it?

  2. Just beautiful Kathy! I love that purple and the ruffle on the bodice is just perfect. I can relate to 2 things - one being ruffling is a pain (but the dress/skirts always turned out so cute so we endure it lol) and two, the girl snubbing at initial fabrics until they see the finished dress (just like my Aisha)...great work my friend :)