Striped Bedsheet Dress/McCalls 5613
By Amy Mayen
I told you when I made the Piped Pocket Tutorial that I’d show the you the dress I made it for. Here’s Bellas Striped Bedsheet Dress!
We finally got down to the park for some photos. When I wrote my Sewing Machine Cover post, I was talking about the joys and pains of having a big family. Well, when we got to the park, it was packed with kids and I swear half of em’ were related to me!
I used McCalls 5613. The dress features a full skirt, button tab shoulder closures, and the waist is elasticized in back.
I’m still shooting photos with my iPad, and once again, this light fabric isn’t showing well. I played in Photoshop Touch some, to try to help the over exposed lighting. Bear with me until I decide to buy a camera. (I have a nice Nikon point & shoot- but I’m too lazy to plug it to my computer & download them then transfer to the iPad.) I figure if I do that much work, I might as well invest in a professional camera.
Anyways, the pattern is really nice and easy. The only thing I can say is that it has enough room that I’m not sure it needed the elasticized back. However, I made a size 10 since Bella is soon going to grow out of her size 8’s. so don’t quote me on that yet. You can see its a little big on her.
Her cast is off now, and she’s wearing a brace for 2 more weeks. Totally unrelated to this post.
And I wonder if anyone noticed she’s been commenting on posts, thanking her “fans”. She got so many comments on her casts since her little arm was broken, that she’s pretty much a celebrity. Ahem.
Also completely unrelated, my daughter now has an email account. Although she doesn’t use it yet, I wanted to get her name before it was taken, and I thought it might be neat for her to send me pics she takes on her Kindle.
Gmail won’t allow a child her age to have an account. I had to pay 50 cents to get her a Yahoo! account, I guess to verify that there was adult consent. I’m very curious to see if they point advertising at a child. I don’t think Yahoo! is as ruthless as Gmail, but we’ll find out.
I should further clarify that she’s been leaving comments under fake emails, because I won’t actually let her use the account until I feel comfortable that she won’t be getting Viagra ads. She’s run into things on youtube and I had to answer some awkward questions. I wish I could pretend I was a perfect mom and it never happened…but I do limit useage and have since set up parental controls. Our kids are in such a different world than we grew up in. Sigh. I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day!