Wow that is a very unimaginative title! I hate coming up with post titles. They always sound so lame. Anyway, as you probably guessed I have finished another Christmas present. This time a dress for my niece Marlee.
I used a Get Creative pattern from Spotlight and made her a size 2. She is 18 months so I am hoping it will fit her for a little while. It's hard sewing gifts for kids cause I can't go measure them to make sure I am making the right size so I just have to wing it.
Marlee is the only girl in a family of 4 kids and everything she owns is super duper girly. I thought this fabric was super cute and the pink trim made it that touch more girly.
I took such great care with this dress to make sure that the inside was just as pretty as the outside. I think when you are making something for someone else it makes you work that little bit harder to make sure it is right. When I make something for myself and I make a mistake I figure I am the only one who will know so it won't matter.
With this dressed I made sure all the seams were neat and bias bound the sleeves. I even went so far as to attempt a lapped zipper. For my first attempt I think it worked out pretty well!
So that is one more Christmas present out of the way. I only have one more thing that I want to make for Christmas presents and I have 1.5 weeks left to do it so I think I will be fine. I have only made 3 full presents this year and a couple of little things to pop in with other gifts. Next year I am hoping to be able to make a few more things not just for presents but also for around the house. But I have plenty of time to think about that!