We all have those projects. You know the ones: The ones we start. And then…. they go on hold… for way too long. I actually stitched this Iris embroidery MONTHS ago. And of course, it was just LOVE! I really enjoyed stitching the Hungarian Chain Stitch, though it did take a couple of tries to get the stitch just right.
But the dilemma was this: My youngest daughter wanted a maxi dress with puff sleeves. I wasn’t quite convinced. So I decided to try mashing the Peony Patterns Jasmine Dress bodice and sleeves with the Peony Patterns Ivy Dress length, but making it tiered like Jasmine.
Whew, that was a mouthful.
And so, everything got cut out, ready to sew, and then… another test came along, and another, and another. And the thing I wasn’t really wanting to do ended up on the backburner.
Anyway, last week I finally got back to finishing it off, and as I anticipated, I hated it. Naturally, Miss 5 loved it. But. I just couldn’t. It looked so dowdy with the long skirt and cropped bodice. So after some group messaging with my closest sewing girls, I shortened the skirt to knee length instead. I’ve promised her a long dress another time!
And I do love it! The short length is so cute – it’s a perfect spring/summer dress!
Fabric: Hobby Lobby Rainbows Cotton Calico and Pink Oxford Shirting (Hobby Lobby NLA)