I have been wanting to make the Caroline Dress for ages now and with 2 more birthday parties this weekend and the need to move on from popover sundresses, what better opportunity. The Caroline Dress is another great pattern from Frog Legs and Ponytails.
I loved making the Amelia Shirt (also by Frog Legs and Ponytails). It was a great beginner's pattern and I can now vouch for the Caroline being just as easy with a fabulous end result.
I made this dress for Miss P's birthday party tomorrow. I am pretty sure she likes purple and when I think about it, she is more of a purple girl than a pink girl. M, (P's mum), if you are reading this, pretend you didn't see it LOL!
I used my overlocker (serger for the international readers) and was having problems with the thread hanging off the edge. I was dreading tweaking the knobs and dials for fear of messing things up too much. I ended up adjusting the cutting knife dial and it worked! So the side seam on the main body isn't perfect but I was really happy with every other edge I overlocked. I also didn't know what to do with the tails of the overlocked threads so I did a google and found this website that had some really helpful photos. I couldn't believe my luck when I discovered that I actually had a large needle with a blunt end. The tails look so much better tucked into the seam like that.
I also want to practice starting and finishing overlocking a circular piece of fabric. After another google I found this tip. I cut more of a rectangle chunk out of my fabric (will try more of a notch next time) and it looks a bit messy where I have tried to finish it off but it's all trial and error I will get there eventually!
This has been a long post, time for some pics.