Sunday, July 6, 2014

Garden Party Sundress

Whenever I sew a pattern for the first time, I treat it like a test run. I never know if it's going to fit nor if the wearer and her mom will like it.
When I saw an inexpensive border print remnant the other day, it seemed like the perfect fabric to use for the Garden Party dress test run.

I cut off the navy trim from the bottom of the fabric print and used it for the waistband pieces. For the bodice, simply used the white non-printed section of the fabric.

This dress is size 5.  The fabric is really thin and not very good quality but it'll be ideal to wear on a hot muggy day.

Since there was a little bit of border print leftover, I cut up the pieces and sewed them together (not matching at all) and made a Bucket Hat using the free download because yours truly lost Sheet#2 from Little Things to Sew book and guess which sheet the pattern pieces are for the hat? Geeze.

If this size fits, I'd like to make this dress again using some eyelet fabric from my stash.


  1. It's so pretty in that print, Deb! Love it!

  2. It does sew up well in a border print Deb.
    I have made this twice and can't wait to sew it again, I love it!

    Eyelet sounds perfect!

  3. Such a pretty summer dress and as you say ideal for a hot and muggy day. Love it, x

  4. It's adorable and what great use of your fabric. The hat is a great addition to it, too.