I finished this dress just in time to give to my granddaughter for her birthday. She loves it and I finally got it away from her long enough to take pictures.
I call it The Karen Dress.
It’s really a simple bodice with short sleeves and a gathered skirt.
What I did differently this time is how I attached the bodice to the skirt. I actually sewed the skirt onto the right side of the bodice. (Instead of right sides together, I sewed the wrong side of the skirt to the right side of the bodice.)
I turned the ends so there wouldnt be a raw edge.
I attached two snaps to the back for closure.
The little embellishment on the shoulder is just fabric strips.
Pleated head band
I love how the headband turned out. To make it, I made a tube of fabric then pleated it, sewing down the pleats. Then I made another tube and sandwiched a pony tail holder between the two tubes.
The little espadrilles are so cute! I need to improve on my pattern for those. These are a little loose and the toe part needs to be just a tad longer (so her toes don’t show at all). I used this tutorial to make the soles out of string. That was fun!
So what do you think of The Karen Dress?