Next in the line of never ending (I'm serious, I hope) things for Isabella.... McCall's 5835. This is a size 1 and will be more of a top than dress. I think.
Jess choose this polka dot design by Riley Blake. I decided on the dark green to coordinate with it.
It's a sweet, fairly easy pattern. Fairly easy because I changed the way they told you to put the bodice together. The instructions call for too much hand sewing for my liking right now. Having just sewn the Ice Cream dress by Oliver + S, I finished the bodice with the method shown there.
I picture it with a little pair of jeans. Jess may have other ideas....
I also had some help from my new toy. See that underarm seam up there??
Yes, I am all grown up, I finally got a serger.
I have resisted for so very long because the silly things intimidated me. The price and the threading and such.
Then I saw a post over on Crafterhours. Adrianna informed me that this model was on sale for a attainably low price. I caved and I'm so glad I did. It can cut down to one step what I used to take three steps to do. Time is something that I don't have an excess of lately.
It was a bit busy when it came so my attention was not all together when I started trying the machine out. After realizing where I threaded it wrong, I was good to go. So far, it's amazing.
Dear You Know Who,