April Sewing Challenge Day 8. A Psychedelic Spring Frock

For today, Day 8 of my April Sewing Challenge, I was looking for a really quick and easy pattern because to be honest, I’m TIRED!  I knew it wouldn’t be a cake-walk, hence “challenge”, but putting out a new listing every day is seriously tough!  But enough complaining–I was able to whip up this little frock with enough time to get out and enjoy the sunshine with my kiddos.  Gotta like that!

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This is a really easy dress to make and wear.  It’s a simple bodice with a gathered skirt.  There are no closures so it’s designed to pop over the head one arm at a time kind of thing.

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I jazzed up the bodice with a serged ruffle for a special touch and used a very cheerful and sunny yellow kona cotton.

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The skirt is another Amy Butler print from my stash.  I must say, all the ‘Stash Busting’ I’ve been doing lately feels really good!  And every time I say ‘Stash Busting’ I’m instantly reminded of the fab 80s song “Cloudbusting” by Kate Bush.  I can’t stop singing it–love that song, but I digress…

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Having no closures makes for a looser, semi boxy fit.  This being a Size 5 made it a touch too big for Miss P (who’s 4 1/2) to model, so no action shots today unfortunately.

Well, only one more item to go before the weekend!  Stay tuned to see what I come up with tomorrow…

xo, Heather

 

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2 out of 2 Ultrasound Techs Agree…

 

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It’s a GIRL!  And she’s waving hello 🙂

I must admit, I’m pretty excited to be having another girl–I really like to make dresses, what can I say!?  In honour of our little girl to be, as well as reaching 100 sales in my shop, I’m thinking of having a giveaway on my Facebook Page.  Haven’t done one yet… What do you think, a store credit, a mystery creation for your little one…?  Lemme know, I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Also, I have a goal of posting one new item in the shop EVERY week day in April!  The shop’s been looking rather bare of late, and it’s time to change that.  (I’m hoping that having this post out there will help me keep on track).  Again, let me know what you think–what do you want to see for Spring/Summer?

Stay tuned…

xo, Heather