Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Annette Sundress Pattern

Here is my latest project using my Annette reversible sundress pattern. This one was sold to a friend for her granddaughter. The fabric I chose is multicolored ladybugs on a white background pique print. I found some matching red ribbon with black dots at Hobby Lobby for the ties. The loops are also made from the red fabric used on the reversed side.

The flower is made from the red with black dot pique used for the reversed side. I covered a button with one of the ladybugs from the print for the center with a pinback sewn on the back for ease in removing when the dress is reversed. These pinbacks can be purchased at a local craft or discount store and hot-glued or stitched securely to the back of the flower.

Here is the reversed side. You can't really tell from the picture but there are black dots on the red like the above flower. I chose to get the black ribbon for this side. Generally, I only have one color ribbon ties but thought the solid black would look better on this side.
For the flower I used black pique and the coordinating red for the button. I added a few ladybug buttons I had to the flower for a special touch. Another pinback was sewn on the back of this flower.
This pattern is so easy and fun to do. Soon it will be available on as an epattern. It will be in sizes 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3 & 4. It includes lots of colored pictures with the instructions for clarification. Also included is the flower pattern in two sizes with instructions. I'll post a note when it becomes available.


MorningSong said...

So, is the ribbon attached through buttonholes?? Did you put buttonholes on both sides??

Nanette said...

Loops are made from strips of fabric and sewn to both sides. The ribbon is threaded through the loops and tied.

MorningSong said...

OHHH! Great to know! Thanks.

MorningSong said...

By the way, I tagged you for a little meme thing today!
Have a great day!