John Deere Tractor Dress/ Simplicity 1793
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all! I wanted to share a pattern review, then I’m off to start pies and things for tomorrow! (The kind you take out of the box & put in the oven.)
This is the pattern I used…
For Simplicity 1793, I started off with John Deere licensed fabric, and added some sunny yellow polka dots. This combination is perfect for girly tomboys! You know the ones…the girls who wear a tiara and tutu while they dig for worms..
I shortened the hem of the dress (view B) and omitted the lower skirt band. Now it’s a sweet little top for Zoe.
This kid is so easy to photograph! I just followed her around snapping pictures.
I didn’t have any trouble with this pattern. The instructions were clear and precise.
I’m kind of craving an apple now….
Oops! Back to the pattern review…
I didn’t realize this pattern had a side zip. I don’t like zippers in little kids clothes. They like to dress themselves. You can tell Evan dressed himself. (My nephew, below.)
The back has two buttonholes that you pull the straps through, then tie a bow. So you should interface the straps so they don’t get all wrinkly and gross. I’m also not a fan of children’s clothing that you have to iron.
I won’t use the “pull a strap through a buttonhole” method anymore- it bugs me. I just don’t like the look.
Isn’t she a doll? Thank you for modeling Zoe! You see Evan on the right? He has decided he’s ready for his cousin to stop taking pictures and come play on the playground with him. He’s been very patient!
Summary: Very cute little outfit, but this is a pattern I will modify like crazy if I use it again.