Back to this dress, I had fun embroidering these apples and then stressed about how to make this outfit come together because my first attempt failed. (The original pattern I used was just too wide for either of my skinny granddaughters). Late one night, I ended up cutting the skirt off of my original dress because that was the only part I liked. I next took a white, tank top and cut off five inches from the bottom making this the new dress bodice. Then, I reattached the skirt and sleeves to my new bodice. Instantly, I could tell that this dress would fit much better.
While I was working on this apple border, I found just enough red piping and red bias tape from my stash to sew around the edges, creating a frame which highlights the six embroidered apples.
I loved it when my granddaughter said she liked her new apple dress!
If you want to have some fall fun, I've created these apple patterns as a free download. Go here to get your copy. Have fun adding apples to your sewing projects.
Now, for a bit of extra happy news... Last week started off with the birth of my tenth grandchild! I'm thrilled and so excited to meet her. My week ended with grandchildren time, exploring the state that this cute little girl, modeling the dress above, moved to last month. I hope she'll enjoy her teacher's pet dress. Her big brother starts kindergarten tomorrow and she'll get some quality stay-at-home time with her mother, surely making her the teacher's pet! xoxo Grandma
Linked to: Project Run and Play, USS Crafty, Threading Your Way, Nap Time Creations, straight-grain, All Free Sewing