Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hey There Junebug!

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Featuring Craftiness Is NOT Optional's Junebug dress pattern:

As you can see above I made a slight change to the original by doing rounded corners and piping! I LOVE the POP the piping gives!

I made the tunic and sleeveless options so it would be perfect for fall layering.

My daughter thought the neighbours driveway post would be a perfect microphone to sing her ABC's into!

Now before I continue here are the details of the sewfab sale - it ENDS on the 8th at 8am EST by the way - so not much more time to debate over it if you have been trying to make up your mind :) 

(the Junebug is in the top right hand corner below btw)

Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Coo, Ananda Pants from CHOPSTIX, The Sally Dress from Very Shannon, Best Harem Pants from Too Sweets , Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake, Junebug Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional, Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads, Skinny Jeans from peek-a-boo, Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless, Ruffle Dress from Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Go To Cape for Women, Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten, Vintage V-Neck from Blank Slate Patterns, Zermatt Bow Swing Coat from See Kate Sew, Tumble Tee from imaginegnats, Nituna Jacket from Figgy's, Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June, Gathers and Giggles Quilt from Sew Much Ado, Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up from Handmade Therapy, Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing, Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom, Convertible Clutch from LBG Studio , Infinity Sweater from One Girl Circus, Undies Pattern from From the Red Kitchen, Owl Backpack from The Sewing Loft, Ethan Shirt from the Scientific Seamstress This Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from September 30th at 8 a.m. EST through October 8th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds.
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Now that you have seen the details let's carry on ! The back of the dress is simple as the on and off closures are the front of the dress.

I made mine out of a light chambray I picked up on sale (shocker I know - but really who can turn down chambray for under $4/yd??!!)

I lined the dress in a little chevron I got in a scrap pack - and I have leftover! The pattern calls for buttons but I used snaps! It was my very first time using my snap pliers and I don't know what I was so afraid of, they were so easy! I was going to do black snaps but my daughter insisted on the bright pink ones. In the end i think she made a good choice, I like the pink with the green. 

This pattern went together so well and was a fairly quick sew ! It would have sewn faster if I had decided to stay with the pattern and not do the piping. However, i find sometimes simple little changes can give such a fun and unique look to an outfit.  

ps. please tell me that one snap that is a bit off isn't THAT bad! It is driving me crazy - but I am scared to try and pry it off... Do I dare? Is there an easy way?

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Jessie said...

Cute! The snap would drive me nuts too, but they're easy to remove with some electrical snips. Just snip off the smooshed part in the center of the snap and it'll come right off! :-)

Michelle said...

I would just leave the snap be, they are easy to remove but then you've got a hole where they snap was, sometimes you can move the fibers back in place but too often you are left with a hole where the snap was.

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

gorgeous! i love love love the piping and colors!