Sew Paradise

The sundresses

I sewed the little girl smocked and dolly smocked sundresses the other night. I used a mashup of Weekend Sewing and’s instructions. I used Prudent Baby’s tute for getting elastic smocking thread to work with a drop in bobbin (with a little help from And I’m delighted! I found pink patent mary janes at Target to complete the look. She has her dress, a dolly dress and pink shoes – she was one happy girl (that plus her Gordon train that lights up!)

I have enough to make the Mendocino sundress for myself. I know I shouldn’t make totally matching outfits, but when you have three yards of any fabric, you have to use it up until it’s gone! The dress is darling (photos coming!) and she’s a cutie pie to be wearing it, too.

I’m still going to sew a turtleneck, and a long sleeved dress, but I can feel spring coming.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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