Well, I finally bit the bullet this week and dove into my girls last two home-made Christmas presents! I wanted to make them some reversible jumpers...but I was making them from scratch...pattern and all.
In 2 hours I drafted the patterns (no template at all, just hand drawn ideas), attached them to the fabric and cut them out.
In 4 hours I pieced them together, stitched them up, and completed them!!
On both, I overcompensated for size, so they are BIG (definitely something to grow into)...but I'm still thrilled with them!!
First, for my older girl...This dress...I wanted box pleats on the skirt, but in a brief brain fart I didn't create a big enough pattern piece for that...so it got straight pleats instead, but I love them as much!!
I prefer the dark side...but I love them all!
And for my younger...
This one needs some adjustments, I made it WAY too wide int he back. I'm going to tack it so that the straps meet, leaving a pleat in the back.
No action shots...as they don't fit very good...and my girls have been sick (and now I am
). But I had to show them off! I'm sooo bloody proud of them...and my no pre-bought pattern self.