What I've been up to....having tons of fun making more clothes for my daughter. I made two more versions of this dress. The first dress has pockets and a longer ruffle. I like the round pockets and the longer ruffle, but I think this might have been cuter to put the pockets lower, perhaps on the yellow ruffle? Also, I tried using a bias binding around the neck and sleeves (kindly suggested to me by a reader), and it worked wonderfully!
This next one is another variation of the same pattern, but I made it into a shirt. I loved the pink flower print. So I took some of my fabric (the green checkerboard) and made a decorative pocket with a poppy coming out of it. If you look carefully, you will see that I just made a poppy similar to the print for the applique. I love applique! I also used my hand-dyes for the poppy. Enjoy the closeup! I also added a short ruffle at the bottom of the shirt from my coordinating green wavy stripe (from my stash of hand batiks).
Last, I made a skirt to go with the shirt above. Sadly, it looked horrible together. The ruffle style of the skirt was just too full and the colors didn't quite work. I would have been really sad, except that my daughter had two lovely shirts in her closet already that went with the skirt! Now when does that ever happen?? The pink in this skirt is one of my hand-dyes.
Last, was a cute red on red short sleeve shirt, but it was so UNcomfortable, and the goal was to make clothes that she could move in. I tried an alteration, but made the sleeves too tight. This one will get a re-design with some surface design on the front and new sleeves. I will post the original and the revision in another post. Thanks for reading!