Pom pom dress!

First off, Happy Mother’s day!! I am so thankful for everything my mom has taught me and all the time she took to help and support me with anything throughout my life.  This includes learning how to thread a sewing machine!

I decided to sew the cotton flower print/polka dot dress first which I’ll finish with the pom pom trim.

And here is the progress I made on day 1 (pics below)

I ironed and laid out the fabric pieces. I’m going to use a combo of the top I made for my mom with the skirt from my pattern class. I modified the skirt patter slightly by making it more of a flare.

After cutting out the pieces, it was time to start sewing the bodice. After completing the front panels, I played around with some button selection. Is it too much if these are all different pinks, yellows, greens, and blues? I think I like it.

On the back panel, I accidentally sewed a french seam on the wrong side. They are so tricky and I always sew at least one inside out!!!

Here is a close up on the two seams. The ruffle one that faces us on the left should look like the one on the right:

I was able to cruise through this project pretty quickly and I made it through the collar, sleeves, and skirt. Up next I will attach the skirt to the top, consider adding this yellow trim of pom poms, and sew all the button holes.

There is A LOT going on with this dress already. I am thinking twice about the bright yellow trim. I just don’t want this to be too crazy and it already feels like a Dad’s hawaii vacation shirt meets Easter acid trip…

2 thoughts on “Pom pom dress!

  1. That dress says “Summer” loud and clear. I love that happy fabric. It’s joyful. I agree with your idea of keeping the fun mixed buttons (so original) but maybe holding back on the lovely yellow trim for later.

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