All posts tagged: April Rhodes

The Alder That Almost Wasn’t

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 …

Another Coco With Matching Leggings!

When my navy blue ponte did not arrive in time to make a Coco for One Week One Pattern, I was going to put that project on hold for a bit. Did I really need another Coco? Turns out the answer is DUH! I decided a navy Coco and fun leggings would be the perfect outfit for my baby cousins second birthday party. Lets see, its a cute outfit but its also functional and I can jump in the bounce house without fear of my who-ha showing.