Thursday, May 10, 2012


This is a Children's Corner pattern that's been sitting in my to-do box for some time.
Inspired by this talented lady (go here) I just had to make it.

It took no time at all to make. As a matter of fact, I dilly dallied all day long surfing the internet that when I realized it was late afternoon, I scurried back to my sewing room and assembled it before dinner.
What took the most time was cutting bias strips and making piping.  Oh, and deciding whether to have off-white or blue piping.

(I supposed I could have done a better job of centering the dress on Dumella, but the light was disappearing fast.)
I think the key to getting this dress right is to press the pleats from the beginning and basting them in place while assembling the dress.

For the lining I used batiste. The main fabric is a poly/cotton twill from Fabricland that looks sort of Fabric Finders-ish, but not the same quality.  No matter.  I'm happy with the outcome.

Size 3.


  1. You put me to shame...I really need to start making Lo stuff...just dread the part about fitting. I really enjoy seeing the things you make....

  2. Love,love, love this fabric! It's so sweet in that pattern and piping (so glad you went with the blue), especially! Beautiful work! I haven't tackled pleats yet. Lovely!