The feverish sewing continues. This week I have a massive failure and a couple successes to show off.
First, the ruffle-butt failure. This tutorial has been circulating on Pinterest. I had pinned it awhile back, but mentally filed it under the category of "things to make when I am better at sewing." Coming off my recent spree of commercial-pattern success, I felt confident to try it. Although the tutorial author's version was lovely, I can't help but wonder whether her back bodice was weighed down and stretched out by the very heavy ruffle skirt. Because that is what happened to mine. I tried a couple different things to fix it, but none of them would have worked without my opening up the back bodice and having to add a closure of some kind. And by the time I figured that out, I was fed up, and no longer as enamored of the dress as I had been. The back sash was unfinished and I was planning to put some cute rosettes there. But now this dress is in the scraps bin. I guess failures are normal in sewing.
On a happier note, this is the Junebug dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional. It is a gift for my niece. Super, super easy to sew up. Took no time at all, and I'm so pleased with it.
I made this sweet little shirred top using a really light cotton I found in a fabric store here, and this tutorial.
I went back to the shop today to get the same fabric in yellow and pink, so my daughters and niece can all coordinate this summer. Also - like how my girls are about the same size?
Two more Oliver + S patterns. This is the 2+2 top. I modified it by omitting the sleeves. I love this fabric and wish I had bought more when it was on sale at fabric.com.
And these are the Puppet Show shorts. Also love this pattern and see a lot more of these shorts in my girls' future.