In an attempt to get sewing again, I printed out a pattern I bought a long time ago from Liberty Jane called the Color Block Dress.
The other day I picked Miss V up at school and we took a trip to Hobby Lobby and she picked out some fabric.
The next morning I attempted to make the dress. Well it just really didn't work out as I had planned. Some of the directions really didn't make sense to me. Not saying it is a problem with the pattern, just me.
Anyway here is the finished dress
I was not thrilled with it and Miss V said it was ok. She did not like the mesh overlay. I promised that I would try again with some scrap fabric and rework it so it made sense to me and I made some of the pieces a bit bigger.
This morning I attempted the dress again without the overlay. I even printed the pattern again and did notice that my scaling was on, but it really didn't look much bigger. I made the waistband thicker and didn't cut out the lining. Just the top was lined. I also made the skirt portion much less wide.
This time it worked out much better, but just have one issue on the back.
I think this one came out much better than the first. I will try again with some other scrap fabric before I use up her pretty Patriot fabrics.