Cotton & Steel BeSpoke Double Gauze from Fabric.com (such soft fabric!)
This is a Disney Shake It Up pattern. I really like this simple sundress, which can also be made with a short sleeve. In addition to this dress, there is also a little jacket included with the pattern.
The flounces were tedious but only because I chose to make this out of a double gauze. Folding up that narrow hem with a somewhat thick fabric tested my patience!
The straps are easy to fit since they are sewn to the back inside after everything else is finished.
I decided to make the drawstring out of the same fabric as the dress. This is attached to elastic.
This dress is very quick and easy to make and would also be a great beginner sewing project since it only requires elastic and 2 buttonholes at the waist casing. The pattern instructions are very well written.
#39, Raglan T-shirt (same pattern can be used for a polo shirt option)
Bling Ka-Ching cotton/lycra knit from Purple Seamstress
I used the same cotton/lycra knit for the neck and sleeve bands as I used for the sleeve piece.
This is an easy Ottobre pattern to trace. I was able to trace it, cut it out and sew it together in just a couple of hours.
Simplicity 1817 (Suede Says)
Ecru/pink plaid gauze from Fashion Fabrics Club
Pleats in the front bodice. I used 2 silver heart buttons for decoration.
I like how there are 3 rows of elastic to gather the bodice back.
My daughter does have to wear a camisole top underneath this dress since the armholes are a little low. She was away at camp when I made it, so I couldn't check for fit. The straps are enclosed within the facing, so adjusting afterwards takes a little more effort. I ended up having to take 2 inches out of the strap length. I cut the straps in half right at the top and then turned one edge in on itself and then put the backside strap inside it and stitched it. With this being a check fabric, you can't even tell that I did this!
This pattern also includes patterns for a top, shorts, and pants. This is another easy pattern that would be great for a beginner sewing project. Instructions are well written and easy to follow.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley