I am so proud of several of my blogging friends and their recent pattern releases! Shannon's Sally Dress is a huge hit and I'm so glad to give a review and tutorial on how I added my big bow!
Shannon (luvinthemommyhood/Very Shannon) made this adorable dress for Vintage May! I love the classic look of the silhouette and the fact that there are NO BUTTONS!!!! It's simply a square neck so that you can lift it up and over your little girl's head to get it on and off!
The dress starts in a 2T and Eva Mae wears an 18 months so it is a little big on her in the chest but she will easily grow into it!!! I fell in love with this fabric at Textiles and thought it would be perfect for this dress! And I couldn't resist putting a big bow on the front of the dress!!! I think it adds the perfect touch! Here's how I made it:
For the main bow section I took a rectangle 6 inches x 10 inches
Fold the short ends together right sides together and sew along the 3 sides leaving an opening at the top to turn right side out.
Fold over to the back and pin where you'll sew the tube. You may have extra fabric that you can just cut off and serge the ends again. I forgot to take a picture, but you'll take the bow out of this small piece to sew the small tube.
And of course, I had to create a little hair bow to match!
Isn't the finished look adorable?!!! I love the big pockets on the side - I think any design element that is exaggerated on a child's pattern can be soooo cute! (i.e. big pockets, big bow!)
Thank you so much for having me on your tour, Shannon!!! Eva Mae has been getting SO MUCH wear out of this dress!