Friday, May 22, 2009

Cherry Ruffles

I've been in the sewing mood lately. Not exactly the quilting mood but in the mood to sew other things. My sweet little girlie has been in need of some summer clothes so I headed off to the fabric store.

Enter Simplicity 5695 and some cute cherry fabric.

I am very pleased with how this dress turned out. I love that fabric. And the gathered tiers. And the little red bow.

Its a teeny bit big still but that's nothing a few months won't fix.

One of my frustrations when making clothing is that I have a hard time looking at the picture on the pattern and then translating that into real life on my body (or on my child's body) with different fabric. But this time around I discovered another joy of the internet: googling the pattern.

Here's what I found when I googled this great pattern:
(I'm a big fan of v& co.)

the one that made me pick the cherry fabric:

and how cute and creative is this?! :

Wow! While putting this blog post together I just noticed that Amazing Mae has an adult ruffled tiered skirt. I think I need one too!