snap wrap dress

03 Aug snap wrap dress

I’m getting a bit more confident in my sewing skills, so I decided to take the plunge and follow a PATTERN and make a DRESS. (I know, I know.) I turned to my pals over at Prudent Baby, because they have so many wonderful beginner tutorials to follow. I landed on their Snap Wrap Dress and decided to give it a whirl.

I think it turned out lovely! I made a few mistakes along the way, such as placing the snaps too tight and having to reposition them. I added the little crochet flower to hide some of my ugly hand stitching on the snap.

The skirt is not as gathered as I would like. This was my first time doing a basting stitch (where you sew straight on your widest machine setting and pull one thread to gather the fabric). Next time I’d pull it tighter.

But enough excuses. I made a dress! And it fits! And B loves it!!

I love the back of this dress.

Next up, I’m making some skirts for her to wear to school. I’m so glad she is finally branching out and wearing skirts and not just dresses. For a while (uh, like 2 years, actually) she was only content wearing dresses. This summer she’s even worn shorts! and jeans! Hooray.

2 Comments
  • Sassy
    Posted at 20:12h, 04 August Reply

    Yay! I’m so proud of you for making this dress. It really is lovely! I’m going to learn how to use my sewing machine this year so you give me hope!

  • Emily Brooke Sharp
    Posted at 02:58h, 06 August Reply

    I LOOOOOOOVE this dress! What a great start to your new hobby. Just beautiful 🙂

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