Thursday, September 19, 2013
A while ago, I mentioned a rainbow dress, which the rainbow clips were made to go with. The dress, and the clips, were both created last spring. Then I started working again, and we moved, and the blog got neglected. But better late than never, right?
When I made the dress we had already put an offer on our house, and had it accepted. When that happened, I got really excited and started packing. One of the things I packed was most of my crafting stuff. Then we didn't move for another couple months. During that limbo time, I decided to make my daughter a new dress. This was back before Easter, so the dress was probably for that, but also because she keeps on growing, and most of her dresses were getting too short. I had seen something in the blog world about having your kid help design clothes you make for them, which I thought was a great idea.
So I asked her what she wanted. What kind of sleeves, what kind of skirt? Easy enough. I drew some options, and she picked. Then, what color? I truely believed she would pick pink; pink was her favorite color for about a year; totally on her own, she was a pink loving, princess playing, girl. So, I asked what color, and she responded: rainbow. Which color, in the rainbow, I inquired. Maybe green. Green is a popular color in my family. No, rainbow colored. She loved ALL the colors, and she wanted them all on that dress.
Huh. Rainbow colored. Who knew.
Then I remembered a package of fabric Jeanie had sent me, some of which I had sent her to use for a project, and some of which she had bought but didn't want to stash away in her little tiny Brooklyn apartment. I dug them out; there wasn't much of any of them, but they came in a rainbow of colors. So I decided to sew strips together to make the fabric for the dress. I did add some fabric from my stash, some little pieces that wouldn't have made a whole something either.
I used Simplicity 2461 for the dress, and the only alteration I did was adding some eyelet to the bottom, since the dress barely reached her knees, and I wanted her to have room to grow. And a couple buttons on the yolk, left over from her brother's blessing outfit. Both of which got added after the picture at the top.