Saturday, May 24, 2014

I'll have a piece of that cake

      I will admit to actively stalking Anna Maria Horner's blog.  She always has such amazingly inspiring posts, and I adore her fabrics.  So when she posted the Piece of Cake dress pattern last week I knew that Bunny needed one.  Or five.  I just happened to have a small amount of Little Folks voile I've been hoarding.  It was just enough to make the dress and a pair of Knick Knack Knickers to go with it.  It was like destiny.

Ignore my dirty ironing board.
Of course, I just had to adjust the pattern a bit.  Because I can't follow a pattern as written to save my life.  But this dress was just begging for pockets.  Everything's better with pockets, right?

You almost can't even tell they're crooked!  Perfection is overrated anyways.
I also put a small piece of elastic in the top of the sleeves, and added a teeny little ruffle to the neckline. I added the same ruffle treatment to the bottom of the knickers, to tie it all together.

This was my first time sewing a blind hem.  Once I wrapped my brain around how to fold the fabric, it was pretty easy.  I think it turned out rather nicely, despite not having the special presser foot for it.  

I'm ridiculously happy with the results.  And did I mention how much I love this fabric?  It's so light and soft!  Perfect for summer!

Looks like Bunny approves of her new outfit. I had so much fun making it, and the possibilities are endless with this pattern.  That's why I love great basic patterns like this one, because you can dress them up and make them your own.  I think the next one needs a ruffle down the front, and possibly buttons.  What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. She is beautiful and the dress is too cute! I have never seen bluer eyes. What a gorgoeous baby girl!