Recently, I took a break from sewing felt borders and made some children’s clothes for friends. This green bird dress is made with the same Burda pattern as Alex’s dress. The fabric is Gypsy Song by Susan Winget for Benartex. This time, I remembered to add on seams when cutting out the pattern. Last time I used this European pattern, I neglected to read about this difference and ended up with a much smaller dress than intended.
I used a green checked fabric for the collar and pockets. It was fun to play with my sewing machine, which hardly ever comes out of storage. I used a decorative leaf stitch around the collar.
It didn’t show up well enough, so I ripped it out and replaced it with a yellow scalloped stitch.
I found some bird buttons in my button box.
This dress might be too big now, but it should fit my little friend for a while. I hope she calls it her green bird dress.