Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Emma Dress

I drove my mom to Koreatown earlier today. While she ran her errands, I hung out at the adjacent shopping mall. The mall has a market, a food court and some random stores. But a tiny children's clothing store caught my eye. They carry adorable stuff-- all imports from korea. I bought a couple of t-shirts for my nephew and left wanting to sew something for a little girl.

This is what I whipped up. 

It's for a sweet little girl named Emma. She and her lovely parents were gracious hosts when I went out to NJ for a wedding earlier this month. 

Pattern: None. Just a basic little bodice shape with armholes, tying straps and a long rectangle for the skirt. I went straight to cutting/eyeballed everything. *hopefully it'll fit--at least until the weather gets cool. The bodice is a double layered, and the inside layer is slipstitched to the skirt. If you wanted to make the skirt a double layer, the dress would be reversible.

Material: < 1/2 yard cotton gauze and seersucker from my stash.

Time: Quick! About 2 hours start to finish.