Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Village Frock {Sewing Pattern}

These pics are pretty awful (I know, I know), but you will at least get the idea of how cute this little dress is. The button detailing, the ruched neckline and back, perfect. I made two of these, one for my daughter and one for my niece for Christmas. I decided against the super formal taffeta Christmas dresses this year and opted for something that could be dressed up or down and be worn through the spring. They are both still wearing them and I'm sure it will fit them through most of the summer too.

I used this gorgeous fabric from my collection. Someone gave me like 4 yards of this beautiful material. I don't even know what it is, but it's AMAZING... I took it to the fabric store to get thread and the best guess I could get from the fabric ladies (who often don't know much) and the women waiting at the cutting counter is that it's some sort of poplin/suiting material mix. It has a lovely sheen to it, stains come off like a breeze, doesn't wrinkle easily, and it's machine washable. Perfect for a toddler.

The Village Frock pattern from Sugar City was definitely worth the investment, and with a 2-6T pattern I'll be making the most of this purchase. I opted not to make the long ruched sleeves due to time and the look I was going for, but I'll definitely try them one of these days. Wish they made it in adult sizes too. I can't imagine a more fabulous maternity top or dress.


8 comments:

AlliSMiles said...

I bet you could totally adapt it for an adult! I'd love to see you do it. SO cute.

Il Etait Une Fois said...

Wow! Too cute. You did a fantastic job! I'm working on a summer dress for me and it's my first time sewing something like that. It's pretty rough, but I have to learn sometime I suppose:)

Amy said...

Was it a pretty easy pattern? I've been debating for a while now whether I should buy it or not. It looks adorable!

Lesley said...

Amy, it was pretty easy. If you've sew dresses before (which you have) it should be pretty easy. The hardest thing is the gathering that creates the ruched neck, and if you haven't sewing with bias tape before (you make your own for this pattern), it might take you a minute to work through... but other than that, it's easy peasy.

Melanie said...

Crazy-I've been wanting to sew this dress for a few months now and even have it ready to blog about. I love the short sleeves!

Can I share a photo of this dress on my blog if I link back to you and give you all credit?

gbrooks said...

Super cute. You are very talented. I agree - I wish this came in an adult size!

Vicki said...

So cute, Lesley!

B2 said...

You are so amazing, Lesley! Simply adorable and fabulously feminine. I love it!