Score One for Sizing

May 13th

Sundress for the Summer

My one giant flaw with sewing is I my spacial abilities are quite poor. Sizing isn’t my forte.  My grandfather once received an apron that went to his toes and wrapped around him nearly twice. I knit those once in style One Skein Wonders for a dozen friends for Christmas one year, only to never see a single one ever worn. I did hear a lot of, “Wow! So cute, and so tiny…” Skirts, usually too big. Rebecca’s pajama pants at Christmas were so large she could stand in one leg. You get the idea.

When I started working on this quick sundress for Delaney, I held the first version up to myself to realize that it fit nearly perfectly. That is, it fit me nearly perfectly and I’m only about a foot taller and 100 pounds larger than this sweet 9 year old. Perhaps I should become more acquainted with my measuring tape.

It fits!

And so, imagine my delight when she put this on and it fit perfectly. Giddyup.


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14 Responses

  1. She looks so adorable in her new dress. I have a problem with making clothes, too, as I never get the size quite right.

  2. Such a pretty dress. Again, I love that blue and yellow together! Job well done!

  3. awww what a cute dress! Great job Kelli.

  4. CUTE!! And SHE is such a lovely model!

  5. A great fit, and she looks pretty cute in it too!

  6. She looks fantastic in it. Great work!!

  7. So cute! I love the pocket!

  8. Natalie May 13, 2009

    Good Job Kelli! What a doll the recipient is:)

  9. How is that even possible? Congrats on making something that fits!

  10. I hate how patterns run so big most of the time!

  11. Lots of tryings finally payed off!!

  12. cute dress on a cute girl! way to go!!

  13. Terrific job Kelli! She looks adorbale in the sun dress!

  14. Donna May 30, 2009

    I had several of your blog post open at one point in time to comment on, the are probably bookmarked now; a bad habit. But I wanted to make sure I commented on this post because I GREATLY appreciate you admitting that you are not Miss Perfect Sewer. I have thought of you as such and I just think there are too many people only posting their successes, not admitting/owning up to their “failures” and I very much appreciate you telling us internet people’s this. When I read this I definitely though Well, heck maybe I could do it too! And I kind of get the feeling that that is what you are all about 🙂