junie dress

July 17, 2017   /   bygail  / Categories :  Feeds

Oh hi I made a dress, you wanna see? Obviously I don’t keep up this space anymore, but I took some photos of this dress so I’m tossing it up here. I just kind of miss having everything I’ve made cataloged in one place. And having non iPhone photos of my children.

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This is the Junie Dress by Brownie Goose patterns. It was my first time trying a pattern from Brownie Goose – no complaints, it all came together nicely. The bodice and skirt are separate in case you want to get creative with fabric, and there’s an option for a fuller skirt, which I used. I think I cut this dress out last July – it’s a size 6 with the bodice and skirt lengthened to a 7. I had to scrap the one-inch hem for a tiny one to save some length, but thankfully it fits eight year old Lila just about right.

It’s a simple little dress, but the bodice crosses over and ties in the back, which is what drew me to the pattern in the first place.

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For awhile I was missing little girl sewing, but I’m feeling more motivated to sew for Lila lately. She still happily wears what I make and loves wearing dresses, so I’m always on the lookout for patterns that are fitting for girls her age – she’s outgrown of a lot of my old patterns, both in size and style. I think this one suits older girls as well as the younger set. Rachel at Stitched Together is a great source of inspiration for more grown-up patterns (and so much more).

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The chambray is my regular old Kaufman variety, lightweight with a nice drape, still a favorite. And for the binding I used some long-saved pre-made Nani Iro bias tape from Jones & Vandermeer. There was just enough left to tack the bow to the front – another option included in the pattern.

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I hope that front tooth takes its time coming in.

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