Friday, June 01, 2012

Honey Girl Dress–Jamie Christina Pattern



Description and sizes: delightful dress pattern that celebrates everything fun about being a girl. The Honey Girl pattern comes with complete instructions, illustrations, and full size pattern pieces to make a shirred sun dress or shirred top. Instructions on how to shirr with elastic thread are also included in the pattern. Sizes are as follows: Small (size 4 - 6), medium (sizes 8 - 10), large (sizes 12 - 14), and X Large (sizes 16 - 18). Jamie Christina Patterns and blog

Fabric:  An Amy Butler quilting cotton

Changes:  The front ruffle had bias binding for the edges, I cut out another front ruffle, added pink rick-rack for embellishment

front ruffle
ruffle lined

The pattern calls for 1/4” elastic at the top of the bodice and then form a casing between the bodice and the skirt.  I added the elastic at the top of the bodice but omitted it at the skirt section.  This was my fault, I serged the bodice-skirt seam and did not leave enough seam allowance to make the casing.  That is what I get for sewing before reading.  I think with all the serging, the dress will stay in place without this 1/4” elastic

The instructions have you ruffle fabric down the middle of the 2” fabric and apply to the top of the skirt hem.  I changed this and used a ruffle like I did on my Sew Serendipity skirt.  I am very pleased with the result

ruffle

Jamie Christina has a good shirring tutorial.  I have to change one thing for the elastic thread to work on my machine.  I have to wind the bobbin on my machine.  If I hand wind, I get no shirring while sewing.
shirring
Conclusion:  A fun, summery dress for Meredith.  It is a perfect style on her and all of us love the fabric.

honey girl front
honey girl back
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From all the comments on machine repair, everyone hates to be without their machines and many have a back-up machine. 

I am happy to report, I picked up my machine yesterday.  They had all the parts in stock and that helped with the speed of repair.  I was shocked when they called, as when I took it in they said it would be a couple of weeks.  Thanks, Marilyn, for the quick repair.

11 comments:

  1. Very cute! I like the ricrac and the pleats at the hem are a lovely detail.

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  2. Enchanting! A lovely summer dress. The handbag in your previous post is so cute too. Loving all these girly things!

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  3. How CUTE! The details are great! Isn't doing shirring on the machine such fun?

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  4. Anonymous8:17 PM

    What a feminine and pretty dress. I bet the same style ideas would translate well into a little girl's dress too. Thanks for the inspiration! Glad you got your machine home!

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  5. That's is so cute! Interesting that you have to wind the elastic thread by machine to get it to shirr.

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  6. Nice, was it true to size? I just got their Abbey Coat pattern and am pretty eager to sew that up, would be awesome to wing it without making a muslin XD

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  7. Such a cute little number :-) I've been looking at her racer-back maxi dress that so many bloggers sewed up last year......

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  8. Very pretty! I'm sure it looks great on Meredith.

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  9. Oh I love this dress it's just so pretty. I am loving all these new indie pattern companies that are springing up at the moment. The fabric is gorgeous.

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  10. This is so lovely. It makes me want to travel to a warm place for a while!

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  11. I just love this dress! The fabric is so perfect for summer. I can see it with a cute denim jacket for cool evenings.

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