my first sundress

Apr 10, 2011

I think this may very well be the first piece of clothing I have made for anyone all by myself. If not, it is DEFINITELY the first piece of clothing that is wearable. So wearable that Keziah wore it to church today! Woo-hoo for me!!!!

Granted, most of the work was already done on this pre-smocked yardage and all I had to do was cut the fabric, sew a seam, make the straps, sew them on, and hem it, but just those so-called simple tasks were nearly enough to do me in. As soon as I started cutting, I nearly gave up because my cutting skills are severely lacking and somehow I cut big gashes out of the fabric due to the volume of the skirt part folding over on itself…luckily you can’t even tell now. Pinning the two sides together was a frustrating task due to the poor cutting, but working together, Keziah and I got it to work. I created my own plan for the straps and they turned out quite well. I tried to sew them onto the top smocking lines, but I missed on three of the seams. I figured it out by the last one. I am super proud of the hem – it is quite straight!

Keziah loves the end result and I am happy as can be that she spent $9.50 on fabric and actually has a dress she can wear!


Let’s hear a collective “Hurrah!” for me!

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  1. Anne

    Oh my heck! I am one proud mama. Way to go Tracy and Kez. Nicely done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t be happier for both of you!

  2. Beautiful!! I’m so proud of you!

  3. Tasha

    It is adorable! Good job!

  4. LaPriel

    Looks great! You should make a pillowcase top or dress. They are fun and easy. I have this pattern and love it. The Amelia or the Caroline.
    There are lots of places you can get the patterns/instructions for free.
    Here’s one
    There are quite a few you tube videos.

  5. HHHUUUUURRRRAAAAAAAAAAY!!! What a beautiful dress. I need someone to make me one just like it.

    • tracy

      I wish I had the skills to do it, but I don’t think I do. Annesley’s dress turned out kind of yucky so now I am not feeling so hot about my skills!