I enjoyed whipping up this little sundress for Penny today. It was quick, satisfying, and looks oh so stinkin' cute on her! I used about three quarters of a yard of Picnic in Aqua from Crabtastic by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics, purchased from Sew Fresh Fabrics. I had the pleasure of visiting Peg in her new digs last week and saw this bolt of fabric. I didn't love it in the thumbnail image in the online shop but when I saw it in person, it screamed cute little sundress. Wouldn't it be perfect for a cookout? Penny loves it and thinks that the crabs on her dress were pinching Mommy as she sewed.
I started by making a casing along the upper edge of the fabric for a 1/4" elastic. Then I shirred a few inches (using regular thread for my top thread and a hand wound bobbin of elasticized thread on the bottom). I used some adorable gingham bias tape from JoAnns for the straps. I had just enough left over from another project--it was meant to be.
A simple, wide hem at the bottom and it was done. My little model turns three this week. Where did the time go? I started this blog when I was a few months pregnant with her.