After that it kind of became an obsession to make sure Piper was properly outfitted each week. I can't believe how much my sewing skills have improved since then. I look back at those first few dresses and am a little embarrassed that I sent her to library in them. I guess there really isn't anything wrong with any of them, I just think I do much better work now. ;)
Anyway, I'm so happy that fall story time is starting today. Today's theme is Back to School. Today's outfit for story time is:
I was so excited when I found this fabric. It's called Gumball's First Day of School Bus Route by Timeless Treasure. I'm not sure I could have found a more perfect fabric for our theme this week. Admittedly, it's difficult to work with a fabric like this that has such a large print for such a tiny person. The best dress to highlight the print and theme was the Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress. This is the second time I have made this dress in as many weeks (the first was the Candy Corn Dress). I don't normally like to sew a pattern more than once. I usually feel like, been there done that. I don't feel that way with the O+S patterns. As soon as I am finished with one, my mind starts racing with all the ideas for ways to change it up and make the next one. I think it's the clear directions and the cute results that help with this feeling.
Despite this being the second time I have sewn this dress, I did sew the yoke on inside-out, but you can't tell.
With the Candy Corn dress, I left the pockets off. This time I added them, being very careful to match up the print. I did omit the little notch in the pocket that mimics the notch in the yoke. Call me lazy.
I had just enough of the grey (Michael Miller Back Yard Baby Snake Skin, grey) for the yoke and hem. I didn't have enough for the lining of the hem, so I used a pretty blue cotton that I had in my stash.
I did also finish the side seams with a french seam this time. So the entire inside of the dress is finished. I didn't take a picture of that.
I'm looking forward to a fun fall library story time and I know Piper is too. Thanks to Miss Judy and Miss Barbara for making story time so enjoyable. Check back next week to see what Piper will be wearing!