Monday, July 2, 2012

Girls World

A recent browse through Borders had me bringing home Jennifer Paganelli's Girls World.  It's a great little book with patterns and ideas for several girls dresses, decorating a girls room and general girly girl fun.  The first project I tackled was Mary's Fancy Sash Dress.  I made the sash twice because I didn't like how the first one turned out.  You be the judge...I think it turned out rather festive!

I would have liked to put the grain of the fabric on the diagonal but I didn't have enough fabric in the stash for that.  The sizes may run a bit large (or my kid a bit small).  I sized my daughter for the small but she probably would have fit better in the XS.  The instructions were easy to follow with the whole project easily completed in 2 hours. This will be a go to pattern in the future.  I look forward to exploring the rest of the book. If you feel like you need to be inspired check out Jennifer Paganelli's blog.  Her fabric makes my head spin with ideas!  Happy Independence Day to you all!