I chose this pattern because it has the 'power word': EASY -TO-SEW
The Pattern: Simplicity 3511 - View A
Description: Toddler Dress, Top and Pants
Fabric: Cotton with beautiful apple prints. Loved this fabric when i first saw it at Kak Haida's blog.
Size: 1/2 - 4. I made size 4 for 3 y.o. Safiya. The shoulder is quite wide for her, but Safiya will grow so it's ok.
Changes made: Instead of using 2 buttons at the yoke back, I used 3. That's the only adjustment I made as I decided to follow the pattern and instructions closely.
The pattern pieces.
This yoke only completed after long two hours..what an amateur! Anyhow, quite proud with my no-sewing-class-attended-only-depends-on-passion-for-sewing skills.
Sewing buttonholes can be a bit scary. I never get my buttonhole placements marked right.
Lots of topstitching to create the professional look.
The dress looks very sweet on Safiya. Now I'm looking forward to sew another dress or top for her. Sewing this easy dress makes me want to sew more. I hope to have more time to sew.