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dress for phoebe

I had an hour or so sewing time yesterday so I wanted to make up something super quick & easy for Phoebe to get back in the swing of sewing for her. I had these two fabrics set aside, olive green jersey and vintage cotton/poly floral print, and remembered I’d wanted to make a copy of a dress Phoebe has. It was pretty easy to put together. I sewed the bodice first and made some bias tape from the jersey fabric to finish the edges. Then I sewed the skirt and gathered it and sewing top to bottom. The finishing at the waist is non-existent but it’s not really bothering me. I may put some ribbon trim around it to make it look more polished. What was a drag was when I showed Phoebe the new dress she immediately went for the pink one and put on a big pout about how that was the one she wanted to wear to take photos. After a piling on a good dollop of mom guilt she changed her mind and now this dress is her “favorite!” I have to admit it’s sort of put a damper on me wanting to sew her something else. But I do really want to make this cute seersucker skirt though. And I think I untangled my serger so it should go fast. One more try!

5 thoughts on “dress for phoebe

  1. That skirt is too cute. I have a yard and a half of seersucker burning a hole in my stash right now, maybe my girl needs something fun and ruffly!

  2. The only thing I can sew for my daughter now is leggings. She’s 17.

  3. Ah, I love having to bring on the mom guilt. At Christmas my daughter told me “I don’t really like the nightgown you made me, but I’ll pretend to!”

  4. Don’t be downhearted – the olive green and flowery one is MY favourite of the two by a long way 🙂

  5. Oh, it’s really a cute dress. The colors compliment Phoebe’s hair and skin.

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