Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kelly ~ Sweet Summer Sundress

I really enjoyed making this pattern, Kelly by Trisha's Treasures.  It uses only three main pieces:  front bodice, front skirt and back skirt.  There are also strips of bias which form the binding on the front bodice, extending into ties.  It may tie at the neck, or criss-cross and tie at the back waist.



I selected a pink on pink floral print by Fabric Finders.
The bias bindings are Green Cottontail Stripe by Nashville Cotton.


My little dress form is a couple of sizes too small for this particular dress, so it is drooping slightly in the back!
The back waist features a casing with elastic which forms soft gathers.




This method of hemming has long been a favorite of mine.  It allows for a nice deep hem, but is easily accomplished all with the ease of machine stitching.
I am so glad that Trisha included it as a feature of her pattern!

It's a perfect dress for running through spring and summer fields of flowers!
An all white version would be lovely for a beach portrait.

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18 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh Cute! I would love an apron using that style!!!

LAnderson (Southern Stitches) said...

Really - REALLY cute! Love it!!!

beedeebabee♥ said...

What a sweet dress, Jan! You did such a lovely job, and the fabric is so pretty also. I loved your suggestion about doing it in white for a beach portrait! xo Paulette ;)

Sara said...

that is a great pattern!! Love your fabrics!!!

Julia said...

So sweet, so simple, so pretty!!!

Morgane said...

your dress is lovely. It is nice to have 2 different ways for the back, it brings some versatility!
I like the criss-cross as it holds on the child better!(especially the slimmer ones). I am curious about the hem...I will have to check it out!

Eileen said...

This pattern is one of my new favorites! I love the pink and green you used, perfect for summer!

P. said...

Such a sweet dress! I like the versatility of the ways you can tie it. Very pretty!

Leslie said...

such a pretty dress!!

Michelle said...

What a lovely dress. It looks so feminine. Beautiful fabric.

Kristen said...

Pretty! I like the idea of white with this pattern. What a great idea for a picture!

Rebecca said...

I love seeing all the summer dresses being made lately! Love the square neckline on this one!

Dayna said...

This is gorgeous, and I love the idea of white for a photo! We live about 100m from the beach, and that would be so perfect for our youngest daughter. It tickled me to watch her splash through the water last weekend in a long, flowy skirt.

pinksuedeshoe said...

What cute fabrics! Love it.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

So sweet and perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing:)

Sew It UP! said...

The dress is very sweet and lady like. Great fabric choices!

trish said...

Your dress is so pretty. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Rene' said...

This is really pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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