Another Ice Cream Social dress, so 2010, I know. But this pattern is seriously awesome, great for a beginner. Also, you really don't need a serger, if that's a concern for you. All of the seams become enclosed except for the sides of the floral fabric, but it's very easy to do a French seam there.
I have to mention that I adore this Japanese fabric- there are kittens among those flowers. It's a perfect compromise between Charlotte and I: she prefers the novelty/character type fabrics and I love the flowers and geometric prints.
I had to include an outtake of my "photo shoot" for Charlotte wearing this dress. She tends to smile very vigorously- with her whole body- and she lost her balance here. It was pretty funny and very cute- so glad I caught the moment!
I also decided to make another Rollerskate Dress (the 6th!) for Charlotte, doing the collar version this time. I also became brave and finally cut into one of my most favorite fabric collections: Constellations:
I finally used my serger for this project and I am psyched! Threading it had a steep learning curve but I am thrilled with it and can't wait to use it again.
It always amazes me when I find the perfect vintage button in my small box of thrifted buttons. Isn't this one dreamy? It totally goes with the celestial print of the dress.
Not long after this picture was taken, she got a fair amount of peanut butter and jelly on the front of the dress. Thank goodness for stain spray!
I also finished the baby quilt for my friend in a mom's group I have been attending:
I used leftover pieces of binding and a 2008 aqua print for the back:
Linking up to Finish it up Friday.