I mentioned this dress in my previous post but hadn't tried it on Miette yet. She felt better today and insisted on wearing it all day even though I had not hemmed it. I may end up doing a zigzag stitch since it ended up bring shorter than I planned. I think the style is just precious on her and she loves it.
The bodice is a mustard double gauze from the Imagine Gnats shop (sold out but on order). The skirt and sleeves are a stretch polka dot I picked up last year at Michael Levine Loft.
For Henri I sewed up the Hipster Henley from Blank Slate Patterns. This is the second one I've made and I ran into similar problems as my first. The placket and collar are much better this time around but sewing buttonholes on knit fabric is just frustrating! I only had to sew the same buttonhole 3 times...
Next time I'll move the pocket up, it is just too far down for my liking (I placed it where the pattern stated). And I went up to a size 3 but feel that it still too snug around the underarms and upper chest. Next time I'll use a smaller seam allowance for those areas. Other than that, I love it!
I repurposed a men's shirt so I was able to use the existing hems! And the pocket is Shetland flannel in Redwood.
The rest of the week is dedicated to sewing a few baby gifts, a scarf and finishing up a few capes and bonnets for the shop.
Have a great day!