On a roll
ETA: I feel like an ass for not acknowledging all the wonderful comments/feedback from you all yesterday regarding my Orange Chrysanthemum NL 6022 dress. Thank you so much!!! I am still walking on a cloud. 🙂
I picked out the pattern for Haley’s birthday dress: New Look 6016.
I think it’s super cute! View E, the version with a real live child in the picture, is the view I am going to make with only one line of ribbon as the trim at the bottom. It’s a very easy pattern, only 4 pattern pieces. The fabric I’ve chosen is one of the batik prints I picked up in Chicago at PR Weekend.
I’m using the darker, more navy, batik for Haley’s dress. Her sister Chloe will get the more turquoise one for her birthday dress later. I had already pre-washed both of them. When I pulled out Haley’s fabric last night to cut it out, I noticed that the hand was a little stiff. Is this common for batik-ed fabrics? It loosened up a bit when I ironed it. I am hoping it will work well for a little girl’s dress. I’m sure it will be fine in the end. At any rate, I cut it out last night.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to work on it until Friday night as I have a girls’ night out tonight.
Oh, and the pattern I’m using for Chloe’s dress? It’s McCalls 5304, an OOP pattern. I will most likely make view F in the upper left hand corner. Isn’t that sweet?