In a previous post this month I mentioned making a sundress (https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/summer-sewing/ ) with fabric my 8 year old granddaughter chose. That dress went off in the mail yesterday after I put a size tag in it.
When I finished her dress, I pulled fabrics that I considered “suitable for sundresses” for young girls. Look at these fun fabrics! I’d forgotten I had an entire tote full of “tutti fruiti” fabrics.
This batch is that puckery Tutti Fruiti fabric. I have a couple of yards of each print. I think I used the green plaid (c) in a sundress a few years back.
This group is my favorite of all the prints. Again, it is the puckery Tutti Fruiti fabric and I have at least a yard or more of each.
These two are also Tutti Fruiti, and are coordinating prints. They would make a nice outfit together.
I also dug into my stash of “pink cottons” and came up with this –
They of course don’t play well together but each is fun on it’s own. I must look for some lime green to go with that fabric I marked with a J. These are quilters cotton.
Digging deep into the box of red & orange & pink fabric in my stash I pulled out these more “grown up” fabrics –
They are soft, lovely cotton pieces that don’t scream “kid fabric”. That box was overflowing, so I pulled out ALL the pinks and refolded them (ruler fold), and created a container of “just pink”. Now both lids will close.
All of these fabrics were the choices I sent off to the 5 year old granddaughter to ponder! You might remember she decided she wants to “feel the fabric” before she decides! (Makes my heart sing with joy, because I am like that when I am in a quilt shop!!)
Meanwhile…..I decided to start on a size 3 for the littlest granddaughter. She didn’t get a choice in fabric selection, I chose for her. I chose a yard of fabric E, and after the pattern tracing got started with the sewing. I finished up today, attaching the bodice to the skirt, making the button holes and sewing the buttons on by machine. The dress is in the wash and ready to deliver tomorrow.
Size 3 sundress – front
Size 3 sundress – back – 11 buttons!
I can’t wait to try it on my youngest granddaughter and see if I guess right on the size.
I always find commercial garment patterns to run rather large, or maybe I just have small grands. I’ve never recorded her measurements, but this grandma is taking the tape measure along tomorrow when I deliver !!
Middle granddaughter will make her fabric choices when she is visiting in August. Her mommy said she is SO excited about all the fabrics and getting to chose!
That’s all for this StitchingGrandma this week! What have you been up to lately?