The Queen's Jubilee is in a few weeks! What a great celebration it will be all over England! I've realised that we are living in this country during some of the best years...we've been here for the Royal Wedding, now the Queen's Jubilee, and soon the Olympics! Pretty cool.
Anyway, I've been wanting to make a festive jubilee dress for my little girl to wear to our neighbourhood street party and was able to get it almost completely done this afternoon. I do not have free afternoons very often, but my husband took my kids out for a couple hours today and I got to blast my music and sew with no interruptions. I'm always amazed at how much I can get done in times like this.
I initially used the Circle Skirt tutorial from MADE. This was so easy!! I could have easily and happily left the skirt as a skirt and matched it with the tank, but my little girl is all about dresses...and not just any dress, but dresses that twirl when she twirls.
The circle skirt is perfect for twirling...but isn't a dress. So, I took a white tank top and sewed it to the top of the circle skirt.
I used pins to mark where I wanted the top of the elastic as well as the center front and back of the dress. Then, I stuck the top into the skirt and pinned the center back of the skirt to the center back of the top. Same with the front and sides. Then I pinned all around and stitched it together.
Now, I need to find the perfect embellishment for the top of the dress. I think it needs a little blue mixed in with the red & white...
Any suggestions?? ...Done! :-)