After finishing my first project I was quick to decide on my second. Well, in reality I wanted the Pillowcase Dress to be my first project, but decided against it. Either way, I got to finish my dress and I was pretty proud of it. It took 4 (!) hours, but they were enjoyable and definitely a learning process. I had many broken threads and an issue with the sleeves, but alas it was done.
When looking for an online tutorial to follow I came across a few that I liked. Originally, since I had much success with TheCraftyGemini’s video in project 1 I thought I would go with her again. Unfortunately for me, she was charging for her pattern, but I still found her tutorial helpful, so I tabbed it and went looking for a pattern. I located this tutorial on the Babyrabies blog and went with it for most of the project*. I skipped the bias tape and did a seam around the arm holes. I think that decision was one thing that slowed me down. I might attempt the bias tape another time, but it is also an added cost. Albeit not super expensive, but when I have to decide between more cost and more time I actually go with more time. Plus it gives me more experience with sewing seams in tight places. 🙂
*side note- I did add in a french seam to join the patterned fabric with the solid fabric. I used this tutorial on YouTube. Very good tut!