growing up and looking cute
Here's my girl announcing she's "taken or involved" … eick momma! com'on now you should have thought it through a little better than that. I was single-mindedly focused on which side the flower cluster might look better on, based on her hair part and the like. My only condolence is that she doesn't know about that little tid-bit. However, I can see this cute headband catching on in certain teen crowds. Changing the direction of a headband might be easier that all those facebook relationship status changes
The headband "pattern" comes from Sandi Henderson's book, Sewing bits and pieces. It was quite simple despite needing some sizing adjustments to work on a smaller head (although not that much smaller).
The dress is Abacadabra 103 again. This time I put a "woven" cotton skirt portion on it. Typically, you don't want to substitute wovens in a pattern made for knits because you need the stretch of the knit for fit. This pattern is pretty wide at the bottom of the bodice and has a cute tie-back so the front stays smooth and the back bustles up a bit, so I thought I'd give it a go.
It works beautifully. I really like the drape of the dress and the fact that it has a little bit more of a grown-up look without giving up the ability to twirl with the best of them.
Abacadabra patterns have such a large size range that I could easily see "sister" or even "mommy and me" coordinating outfits from them, I know of several momma's that have used the 152 for themselves with good results.
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