Firstly, thank you to everyone who shared their sewing mishaps...I felt better afterwards!
Our family has an occasion coming up during the summer....it involves religion, so I will avoid the details if at all possible! I do not like discussing religion....
Anyway, Maeve is the main girl on the day, and she needs a special dress (in White!!!!), so I made a trial run of an Ottobre dress. She will be able to wear the trial dress during the summer.
I used the Taffeta Princess dress pattern, from 3/2008. I only had a bit of the navy polka-dot left so I didn't add the bottom piece, I just used the brighter fabric all the way down.
Both fabrics are from Dots'n'Stripes.
The little ones will also need something to wear. Nothing extra special, just a couple of nice dresses. I bought some Boden fabric forom SewFabrics on eBay a while ago, and decided on the Bubble dress pattern from Oliver + S for it. I love Oliver + S patterns!
I had some problems with the topstitching on the sleeve part of the dresses, I have the red dress done, not a well as I'd like, and I may take it out or revisit the blue one, I haven't decided yet! I have re-done them both about 3 times already!
I am pretty happy with all the dresses. Maeve needs a smaller bodice on her final dress, it is floating away from her body a bit, I think one size smaller in the width should do it. That is the reason I did a trial run first though, right!?