Category Archives: Children’s Corner pattern

Little Sister’s Dress

I was quite surprised when I brought Ella her dress that Eva said she liked it as well!  Of course, that means that she needed a white dress as well.

For this dress I used the Children’s Corner “Lillian” pattern.  The simple shift style is a perfect pallet for some creative stitching.  I chose to use spaghetti bias to create a grid that would allow me to do some simple embroidery inside the grid.   The green spaghetti bias was purchased at Farmhouse Fabrics.  I wanted the turquoise spaghetti bias to be slightly wider, so I made that by cutting 1-1/4″ strips and sewing them into tubes.

The dress is a size 6.  I marked the dress front with vertical lines 6″ apart (turquoise gingham) and then drew in the diagonal marks 4″ apart.  This gave me 3 large areas to embroider inside.

I kept the embroidery simple.  The outside circle is 2″ and the inside flower 1-1/4″.  The flower alone seemed too small to fill the space, so the outside 2″ circle was added.  I think it softens the geometric design.  All of the floss are the same as on Ella’s dress, so they will co-ordinate nicely.

I’ve been trying to use up this poly/cotton fabric so that I don’t have to put any back on the shelves.  There’s still more of it!!!  I guess that means that Livvy will also be getting a white dress.  LOL!  That’s on the cutting table for the next project.

I hope you’re enjoying some summer sewing as well!!!