I finally used up some of my cotton woven fabric that had been getting dusty, and made these two summer dresses up. These will be headed to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as a part of the charity Sew for Kids. The group tries to get some nice summer clothes to the kids that they can wear over the summer. It is very much appreciated by the girls.
I made these both in a straight size 12 in the Mia’s Tie-back dress from The Simple Life Pattern Company.
I did a few things different, and didn’t use as much bias binding as the pattern says. I like how the website shows pictures with just a loop and button, so I would probably do that next time.
This fabric is from Riley Blake and was the Simple Simon and Company collection from a few years ago.
This version is just the plain version of the skirt. I bought this fabric many years ago (maybe five), so probably hard to find now. The stripe is Mary Englebright and the Red Print is from Timeless Treasures. The red was hard to photograph…it is actually a deeper red color and not so orange.
Now I need to go through my stash and see what else I can sew up for the girls. It is kind of fun to get some dresses made, since I used to make so many of them when my daughter was smaller. I want to get a few more made before sending them out, so hopefully I can get that done in the next few weeks.