This week's theme is Transportation. I think we've represented the theme very well with this dress, in Riley Blake Scoot Toys (Green and Dots). I had planned to take some nice pictures outside so the colors were more true but sadly it's raining. The dress really is not such a bright green.
This is my second time making the O+S Tea Party Dress (this was my first: Tea Party Dress). I like the shape of this dress. The tulip skirt sort of looks like a skirt that is spinning and what little girl doesn't like a dress that spins?
I added rid-rac between the top and the bodice.
This was my second attempt at adding the ric-rac. The first time it was sticking too far out. The second time it's not far enough. But, I wasn't interested in unpicking the entire thing and trying for a third attempt so I just accepted it.
I used a blue pin dot cotton from my stash to line the bodice and for the hem band.
The directions for the dress call for doing a blind stitch by hand to attach the hem band. I dislike hand stitching and avoid it as much as possible. Call it a lazy thing. So, I took the idea from the Family Reunion dress and did several rows stitching around the hem band. I like the way it turned out.
For the buttons, I found these cool retro buttons in my favorite button box. If you don't know about my button box, read about it here: Buttons!
I'm very pleased with the finished product. But, I think my favorite part is the unconventional fabric for a girl. Piper isn't just in to pink and dolls. She loves trucks and dinosaurs and bugs, too. We are doing our best to raise her to be a well rounded "person". She is thrilled to have a dress with trucks and trains on it. I can't wait to see how cute she looks wearing it!
Check back next week to see what the library theme is and what Piper will be wearing!