I finally finished a couple of sundresses for my DGD. The pattern is adorable and, although I did run in to some difficulty (all due to "operator" error ), I think the dresses turned out rather nice.
Here's the first one; the popsicle fabric my DGD requested (please disregard the mess in my sewing room ):
Here's the "star" fabric I chose before knowing my DGD's choice of fabric:
Now, what advice do I need, you may be asking? Well, the photos were taken before going through the washer and dryer (in case they fall apart in the wash ). The popsicle dress came out just fine, but the star fabric came out with blue marks on it! I can only think that perhaps it was because I washed the dark fabrics in cold water instead of warm (I don't think it could be the poly thread?). Here's a look at the marks:
These marks are scattered about the dress. I tried using some Fels Naptha on them and re-washed the dress, but the marks didn't come out . While I'm thankful her popsicle dress wasn't affected, I'd really like to get these marks out of the star fabric so she can have that one for summer, as well.
Any and all advice, recommendations, words of comfort, would be much appreciated!! TIA!!!
Oh! And I can now add hats to my repertoire :