Friday, August 7, 2009

From oranges to apples

This one was completed a little while ago. A simple summer dress in size 1 made with cute apple material I have had for a while. The sleeves are elasticised and gathered which will look very cute on a chubby one year old's arms. The dress was simple and quick to whip up, and completed in one day after I got inspired from shuffling through my stash.

The pattern is Simplicity 3853, from the It's so easy range. Definitely a winner. I have also thought of many ways of altering it, cutting the bodice out of a contrasting or a base colour, gathering the skirt a little, or pleating it, buttons down the front, no sleeves, plain material, hand print something along the hem... The possibilities are endless. Perhaps another trip to my stash to see what other ideas come up?