After the first Roller Skate I made for the twins I knew it wouldn't be one they could swap. I have always just made one size for the twins but lately I have noticed I need to start making them separate for a lot of patterns. So, I made an 12 month with extra length since she is tall. I don't know how much length, I just eyeballed it... I should really start making notes!
She wasn't as cooperative this time, ha! Normally she will stand so still while I snap away, but she was a little ham this time.
I even tried tossing my lens cap and snapping as she walked closer, but that didn't work too well, I typically got silly faces or out of focus shots (or cut off feet, see above)
So I settled with what I could get. Oh well.
So more on the details. I did the yoke option (obviously) and added a fairy tale like belt over the top. I didn't think about it until a few minutes ago, but I probably should have lowered the casing since she is more of the 18m/2t length but the 12m markings. Oops. When I stitched the belt on the first time I didn't stretch it at all, but soon realized it wouldn't stretch at all then when dressing her, so unpicked and stretched a little as I hand stitched it on. Oh, and I sewed the pattern per instructions and then just hand stitched the belt on in the end. I really like the look of it! It added quite a bit of time considering the time it has taken me previously (the *cough* four previous ones... how long has this pattern been out again? Oh yeah, not that long!) But I am a slow hand sewer.
I couldn't get a good shot of the back of the belt (remember my uncooperative model?) and she wasn't interested in taking the dress off, so I will explain what I did the best I can, ha! And if there is any interest I am sure I can be talked in to doing a mini tute on the belt;). So anyway, when I stitched it on I started in the back middle and tucked the raw edges in to the tube, sewed all the way around, when I got back to my starting point I over lapped my belt by an inch (or under lapped? I tucked it under my original starting point), then I stitched the top and the bow. I was tossing around putting the bow in the middle, but I like it off center.
What to sew now?