Friday, March 5, 2010
The Simple Prairie Dress
My granddaughter directed me on this dress, she picked out the material--she wanted the opening in the front with buttons--no zipper, because that isn't the way dresses were made back then--back when? you ask?--why... back in the "Laura and Mary days" (for those of you new to this blog, I'm talking about Little House on the Prairie) Me... not wanting to buy another pattern, ($$) used the pattern I bought for her Halloween prairie dress, changed the opening--changed a few things. It fits--a little big--the shoulder seam hangs off the shoulder just a little, but she loves it!
I added the green trim--I had to break up the silly putty color of the dress just for myself, in order to work on it. I have a buttonhole attachment, but couldn't use it--(sewing machine troubles) I decided to make the buttonholes by hand with embroidery floss and couldn't resist the periwinkle blue--thankfully I heard no complaints. The buttonholes are kind of heavy duty and a little clumsy looking, but they'll certainly wear well. She's off to school in her new prairie dress!