I started this dress literally a year ago! I almost gave up on it after an unfortunate accident while installing the snaps. I hammered my left thumb pretty badly; it was cut and bruised and nasty. I have a new found respect for my buttonhole foot and plan on keeping the snapping to a minimum going forward.
I’ve made the Alder shirt dress once before and was excited to try my hand at it again with a few modifications. I added a little bit more length to the skirt, added pockets again and did a second FBA. I used the pattern piece I had already adjusted and just did an FBA on it again. I’m honestly not sure if this is “correct”, but it worked! The girls fit in nicely.
I had this fabric in my stash from when the Arizona line came out and when I saw that Teri had used it to make an Alder I had to copy her. Her button choice looks great and I bet she didn’t almost loose a finger installing them!
I wore this dress a lot this summer and am hoping to find some mustard jersey to make leggings and an Agnes top to wear with it in the fall and winter!
My mom really got me from a good angle in this shot.
For good measure, here are a few super cute pictures of my nephew and I! He’s just about twice this size now, we took these pictures in May.