Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cross Over Dress

A new dress for Eva. I wanted something quick to make, that didn't need a zip or buttons so I drafted a pattern and this is what I made. A simple cross over top dress. A little big, but great for hot days. I used bias binding for the arms which I might rethink when I do another one. Actually I might add some sleeves. I think I might try to add some elastic around the waist instead of gathers too (like these dresses).
Poor Evie has another big lump on her head. She runs so fast and is often so busy looking in the other direction.


14 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, the poor thing! The dress is super cute.

Becky said...

I remember the stage on running and not watching where you are going. Bumbs or not, the dress and Evie both look great!

Suzy said...

Oh, it's so cute! Perfect for the hot weather.

Ali has a shiner in the exact same spot right now. He tumbled down a step.

sue said...

What a cute little dress! Poor Evie might need to wear a bike helmet to protect her head. My word verification for today is house!

Sarah said...

Eva looks lovely and cool in her dress. I think I need the adult version for the weather here at present.

Whoz Your Doula said...

cute dress. I remember the bump on the head stage. With my third little one, he had a bump on most of his pictures from that stage. It's good thing they grow out of it.

Stephanie said...

Nothing cuter than a girlie dress and a photo with a big lump! Sweet.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

gorgeous dress for the summer.... p.s...eva is looking more and more like her big sisters....

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Ouch Evie! Time to get her a helmet ;) Very cute summer dress xox

no blog norma said...

sweet sweet dress. poor Evie, lucky they bounce back and yep do it again !

periwinkle said...

i can't believe how big she is now ... toddler bumps - ouch

Thimbleanna said...

So Cute! You don't like the bias binding? I think it looks great!

Amanda said...

So cute! I love how you can just whip up patterns in your head. I'm trying to be more adventurous with altering patterns, so perhaps it will lead to making my own one day!

Corrie said...

oh bless! yes we get lots of head bumps here! I used to stress with keira but take it a bit easier this time

love those little dresses, all your girls are growing up so much!

Corrie:)