Monday, April 09, 2007
Ellen's Dress: Simplicity 3902, size 10, lengthened to size 12 in bodice and skirt.
Changes made: I lined the bodice instead of using a facing. I didn't follow the instructions for applying the lace; I sewed the lace ends into the seams instead of just turning them under and tacking them down. This dress went together quickly and easily. I was a bit worried about mitering the lace around the neck edge and getting the lace ends to line up evenly, but everything worked out right the first try! I even finished the dress 2 days before Easter. :-)
Emily's Dress: The pattern is Ellen McCarn's Basic Yoke pattern in a size 2. The smocking pattern is my own adaption of "Christy," also by Ellen McCarn. Even with a six-inch hem, the dress is a bit too long on Emmy. However, the bodice width is just right. If Emily slims down by next year it will probably still fit her then.