Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Butterick 3762 in City Weekend
Lily wanted to try on her new Easter dress as soon as she got home from school. I took a couple of pictures but will be sure to take better ones on Easter. It's too cold to send her outside in this dress right now. We are still in the thirties here. Lily picked view C, the one with terribly fiddly ruffles on the neck and sleeves, Butterick 3762. The dress material is Moda, City Weekend, Corner Florist in Candy Store Pink, using Cafe Dot in Candy Store Pink for the ruffles.
This was my first time using Moda fabric for clothing and I have to say that it gathered particularly well and hangs nicely. And boy, does that skirt twirl!
Penny's dress is next on the agenda. Lily requested that they match. The materials will be the same and I will use the same pattern but I might try the scalloped collar option for Penny's dress.
I bought the fabric from Pinked Fabrics. Amy is carrying a number of prints from the City Weekend line. She also has a new offering in her shop! She and Virginia of Gingercake Patterns are teaming up to offer a art folio kit that includes the pattern and all supplies (except thread) to make an art folio. She will be selling kit "refills" as well.