Sunday, March 13, 2011

Clothes for Coraline

This post is long overdue.  I made this dress about 4 months ago and am just now blogging about it!  My friend, Jan, sent me a tutorial on how to make a very easy and adorable dress. 

I'm very nervous with clothes construction (can't read a pattern to save my life); I think I do better with visuals.  So, this tutorial was made for me- easy to follow and I was able to make this dress in one evening.

I did find that this dress runs small.  It won't fit my daughter even as a shirt (the armholes and neck are to small), but all I need to do is add an inch to the bodice and I think I'll be fine.  Also, I needed to increase the slit in the back of the dress so it fit over her head (found that out the hard way).

This is definitely a 0-6 month size.

My favorite part of the dress are the pleats.

My second favorite part are the covered buttons. 

Unfortunately, this does not fit her anymore, so no pictures of her in it.  I did make another one with piping, but it needs a little tweaking.  Once it's ready, I'll blog about that one.


Jan said...

I LOVE it! So glad you liked the tutorial. Can't wait to see your other one.

The Vernon's said...

I love it! I just finished a dress for Aubrey too! I was sewing the buttons on it last Sunday morning, just so she could wear it to church! :o)

Can't wait to see the other one!