Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Simplicity 3728

I thought I had lost my creative mojo for good these last few months, but I think it's back!  My youngest begged me to make her a new dress, so I reluctantly dragged myself to my pattern stash and pulled out this vintage Simplicity 3728 pattern.

At first glance, it's not so cute, but I knew that dress hiding under the apron-thingy in View 2 was exactly the dress I was looking for. 

I decided on this adorable Green Meadow floral print from Sarah Jane's Children at Play collection.  For the collar I chose some good quality muslin I had on hand, and for the sleeve binding I used simple store bought bias tape.

The back called for a button closure, which I think adds to the charm of the dress so much better than a zipper in this case. (Yes, I know the white thread clashes with the red buttons - I was too tired to worry about it at that point:)

I think she likes it!  And I'm now thinking of more projects I can start working on - yes, I think I got my mojo back!


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