Earlier this week I had the chance to participate in the ‘Great Pattern Hack’ hosted by Michael Miller Fabrics and A Happy Stitch. After I whipped up a fabulous (and much needed) new skort pattern DIY for my post, I had some fabric leftover that simply needed to be sewn…immediately. I love fabric that screams at me from the fabric pile, and this tiger fabric was exactly that. It rocks. In fact, I tried to use it for my own project but felt juvenile when I thought of a tiger skort. Lol – but on my Madeline, this fabric is perfection.
Make this Look: Vintage Tiger Sundress.
Make this Look:
- Fabric – DC6839-AZUR-D, growl – Seedling by Thomas Paul, Michael Miller Fabric
- Pattern – Free Vintage Sundress Pattern by Simple Simon & Co. for We All Sew
- Cut 1.5″ off bottom bodice sloper.
- Added rectangle pockets to front skirt pattern.
- Shortened skirt length.
- Used instructions for less full skirt, as instructed in the free pattern.
- Used 1/4″ handmade bias tape, instead of 1/2″.
We had a lot of fun with this dress, it is a super easy sew with fabulous results. A great beginner project. In fact, I used to have a Simplicity pattern that was a lot like this dress, and indeed it was one of my first sews. So if I can do it, back when I was learning it all in German…so can YOU.
To say Madeline received compliments when wearing it would be the understatement of the year. My goodness, everywhere we went people commented on how much they loved this dress. I think it has become Maddy’s new fave. And I can’t blame her. It’s pretty stinking adorable.
Just like my Madeline.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…