I cannot find small buttons in my stash for the eyes though. I thought about glueing on googly eyes, but they might come off in the wash no matter what the glue instructions say. Beads will have to do. Maybe sequins and a seed bead.
|Photocopy the design plate in case the original gets lost ... like mine did!|
My daughter doesn't like fabrics that have to be ironed. So making smocked dresses has been a challenge. For example, I made Caitlin a lovely smocked dress using the Baby Carriages plate, on white Dimity which isn't exactly a discount fabric. Anyway, she washed it after one wearing but because she didn't iron it, it hung in the closet and now Caitlin has outgrown the dress.
I also have to factor in our cold winters so the fabric has to be warm but apparently toddlers shouldn't wear wool.
My daughter selected this brushed cotton (flannel) and while in my opinion it needs to be ironed, she might be able to wash, dry and hang it up right away with minimum wrinkles.
|Why wasn't my daughter born with an iron in her hand like I was?|
I think the colours of the Owls, branches and leaves will work well with the colour of the fabric. And aside from a few finishing touches and the Owl eyes, it's almost complete.
|Maybe 3 hours of work yet to go, plus 2 hours selecting the perfect eyes from the bead box.|
In my children's pattern stash bucket I found this gem that I've been anxious to try out. I plan to make it in the jumper style and of course minus a collar.
When discussing the style of dress with my daughter I suggested a jumper and she confessed she didn't know what a jumper was. Did I give birth to her?
|It will need an off white turtle neck underneath.|