So with my new sewing machine and novice sewing skills I set out to make her a dress. Now I'll admit I did cheat a little, a smocked dress is possibly one of the easiest things you can make. The fabric already came smocked at the top, so literally a couple of hems, straps and about an hour was all it took.
It could possible take less time if:
- My "helper" wasn't hovering over my shoulder
- I hadn't had to take it in about 2-3 inches after the first stitches down the side so Nat could hold it up (I only bought 1/2 yard, probably could had gotten away with 1/3)
- the straps were kinda a pain, but only because they stretched more than I expected.
And of course one that shows off the dress better and Nat in her true form.