Today, my guest is a friend of mine, Tori from Apostrophy Designs.
Tori is a mom to two adorable little girls, she pretty much popularized zipper flowers in Utah, and she's a fabulous sewer. She is a busy entrepreneur who recently discontinued her very successful shop with etsy and started a site called Sassy Steals, which showcases great discounts on handmade items from other shops.
She's also gorgeous. She's one of those beautiful people that are really intimidating at first because she is so pretty you don't know if she's going to be a snob or not. And she's not. She's incredibly warm endearing, talented...the list goes on.
I'm really excited for the dress tutorial she's sharing with us today.
When I found out I was having my second girl, I was excited. Because I wouldn't need new clothes, however seasons haven't lined up exactly and so I've had to find ways to make things work...
This grey jersey dress has been a lifesaver! It worked perfect in the summer and now in the winter I throw on a long sleeve onsie and it still works.
So for the nesting series I wanted to recreate this dress because it's perfect for a Summer babe as well as a Winter one. Thus a Dress For ALL Seasons.
With right sides facing, sew two c's together, repeat on the other two 'c's.
Lay both BIG 'c's with right sides facing and sew leaving an opening on one side, this will allow you to flip it inside out.
After you flip it inside out, press and sew along the edges.
With right sides together on the main part of the dress, sew up the sides and stop before the armholes.
Finish the bottom (I serged it, but a zigzag stitch or a rolled hem on the bottom works great!).
Then sew the arm holes from one end to the other (this is tricky just know that with you roll your arm hole it won't be perfectly even but that's ok! )
Flip the dress inside out and inspect/admire your work so far!
Pleat or scrunch the top part of the dress. I started in the middle and worked my way to the outer edges measuring along the 'c' necklince peice. Repeat on back side.
Baste your pleats.
Pin on the neckline and sew to the dress, leave enough room on sides to allow arms to go through armholes (see next picture).
The grey dress above has buttons, but I prefer snaps, so I added a snap and then tried it on my cute little model.
She loved it!
And if your feeling guilty for neglecting your older child for your babe, you can make a matching skirt out of the left over!
Thanks so much for having me Delia! I'm sure your new little addition with be as cute and fashionable as you are! :)
Love it Tori! What great fabric. And Dylan is as cute as ever.
Thanks for nesting with me.