I love to look at the Hanna Andersson catalog as soon as it arrives. I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of their dresses this year, the Retro Dress, is a peasant dress. I decided to pick up a couple of prints I have had my eye on for a while and make an HA inspired dress.
Here is Hannah's 2T dress. I opted for one pocket instead of 2 because when I pinned 2 on it seems to mess up the look of the print. The pocket is ribbon bound (the ribbon encases the raw edge of the pocket). I haven't added the bows on the pocket and at the neck like the HA dress has because I need some green thread. I am not 100% sure if I want them though. Hannah is still putting a lot in her mouth and I could see her chewing the bows.
Yes, that is a picture of the inside of the dress. Why? Because I got a serger!!!! I got the basic Brother model. Amazon.com had a price drop for about a day (from about 200 down to 178). It has been a dream. I have only used this stitch so far but I haven't had any problems. I am in love with the amazing finish and the speed at which I can work.
When Maya saw me buy this fabric she said she didn't like it (no pink). When she saw Hannah try it on she got a little jealous and said actually she DOES like the fabric. Too bad. She is going to have to wait until the school year starts and I start getting paid again. Don't feel too bad for Maya. I have a different fabric all ready to go for her. And I just made her this (peasant style) flannel top. I love the kangaroo pocket.