Pee Wee Fashion – Butterick B4161

Yesterday after breakfast, the spirit hit me.   It was as if my sewing machines were luring me into my sewing room murmuring “Mother, walk towards to (sewing) light”.   I entered the room with every intention of sewing my neighbors daughter a shorts set but this (to me) defines her.  I pushed the other fabric aside and made this instead.  I’m glad that I did.  The end result: total cuteness!  Just like everything that I sew, I washed it in Tide, dried it with Fabric softener sheets and will deliver it this week.

Amelia Neiman!   I’m delivering another dress for you princess!!

Modifications: Something about Amelia strikes me as fairy princess, eyelets and cute buttons.  I didn’t want to overdo it because polka dots should not be tampered with.  I simply added an eyelet lace trim on the hem.

Would I make it again?: Most definitely.  Anything that I can whip up in 60-90 minutes is a no brainier.  It’s simple and doesn’t require a zipper for those who fear the job of sewing zippers.  It requires one button for the back closure.

Difficulty:  None. I just overthink things no matter how simple it is. As much as I prefer my bodice to have interface and or lining, this vexed me.

If you can recall in a previous post, I have always sewn by eye and patterns are a new challenge to me.  Sewing the facing wasn’t the issue. Closin the front and back facing made me suck my teeth repeatedly.  I like a facing  that is tacked down; not one that constantly sticks out at the nape of your neck or arm holes.  It boggled my brain for a minute.   Once I realized that I was functioning decaffeinated, I had a cup, returned to what I was doing, I wrapped it up quickly and laughed at my impatience.

What do you think?  Yay or nay?


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