I promised pictures of Emma's new dress a while ago and finally pulled it out of the ironing basket for her to wear to church yesterday (AFTER I ironed it!).
This is McCall's 5419 and it is so very her, don't you think?
(I just love her little angel wings!)
It even twirls--a bit. And, really, twirling is more about the attitude of twirling than the flare of the fabric.
A couple of things:
The fabric came from Hobby Lobby. Emma picked it out. She's moving from a pink girl to a blue one these days.
This is view F on the pattern. I've made view C before. You can see that here.
After all day in the heat, this dress starts to bother Emma a little. The strap rubs on her neck--not sure if I need to make the elastic in the back tighter to hold it up better or what. Any one else made this? Have an idea?
I tried it on for a lark, and a size 10 dress with size 7 length and no elastic in it yet fits me perfectly as a halter. I made a note to straighten the sides a bit and make one for myself. I even have some fabric picked out. Emma and I will be doing some sewing in a few weeks, and I'll be sure to show you how it turns out.