Thursday, September 6, 2012

Village Frock

So I finally fixed all my little issues with the dress I made over the weekend. All my sewing issues no issues with the pattern (BTW) because this pattern is going to be free for you at Naptime Crafters by the end of this week. That's right I said FREE! Amy is such a great sport that she took a pool of clothing items people wanted a pattern for a made one for everyone to enjoy.

The original dress The Village Frock is from Sugar City Journal but has been out of print for a few years now.
 Funny story about that. I saw this dress when I first started sewing and was instantly in love. Searching everywhere for the pattern but not finding it. Finally I asked my dear friend from high school who has a lot of sewing experience if she could tell me how to make the top of the dress since at the time I didn't have a lot of sewing experience.

Her reply was surprising and funny, she told me that the dress I was asking about was actually made by her aunt. Her aunt is the mind behind Sugar City Journal and she just happened to have part of the pattern on her computer. SMALL WORLD in blogging. Well it is 2 years later and I still haven't made the dress. It has a permanent spot on my to do list. Enter Amy, she went and did all the work for me. Way to go Amy and now my daughter finally has her own village frock inspired dress, just in time for fall.

I used blue stretch cotton with this adorable gingham bias tape and covered buttons that I found on sale at Michael's.

The last picture is just for kicks. It was sprinkling when I took these photos. So I got two wishes this week...lower temps and a completed village frock.

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