Thursday, February 11, 2010

Popover Sundress

This was an incredibly easy pattern to construct and follow. I whipped it up in no time. It's Size 2. The free download pattern is available from here.

Using gingham from my stash, I thought the front might be a good palette to apply an applique.

I drew a flower shape onto Steam and Seam, fused it to yellow gingham, then cut and fused it to the pink background.
Because the gingham is so sheer, I decided not to satin stitch around the edges thinking it might pucker the fabric.

I found some flower shaped buttons to stitch in the middle of the flowers.

Overall, it's kind of 70's looking. The flowers are a cliche of that era and gingham does have that retro effect, I think.

But hey, I used up most of the remaining green gingham, a lot of the pink, but there's still a meter of the yellow left to use.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, this is adorable! However, based upon my experience with NOT stitching down after using fusible webbing, it WON'T stay - but maybe steam a seam works better? I would never have the good fotune to have ric rac to exactly match my gingham, or any other fabric for that matter! Love your fabric combos!
    Thanks for the heads up on the free pattern also. I've seen the free gathered skirt, but this one is new to me, and I love it!! I need to get off this computer, but your blog is keeping me from doing so!