Monday, April 20, 2015

Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

I cannot believe I had not sewn up the Firecracker Dress (affiliate link) before the sew along with GYCT Designs (affiliate)! I love it!

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

When I was planning the fabric I thought about Alice in Wonderland and thought it would be cute using this dress. We had Tea and Testimony with the local MOPS group and I had wanted to have it finished by then, but no luck since I wanted to finish the printed 'Be You, Bravely' mug rugs first!

But, we had a birthday party that Saturday, and it was the perfect opportunity for a dress. Party worthy.

Baby girl in her Firecracker Dress by GYCT Designs (affiliate) size 12-24 mos. It is slightly big, but it should last her until we get our 'winter'.

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

Embellishments:

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

I printed out images on the front and back panel instead of using a solid or patterned fabric to create the theme and add interest. I used the same method for printing on fabric as I had on the printed mug rugs.

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker
Modifications:

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

Instead of using fabric for the straps I used a coordinating sheer ribbon with finished ends.

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

I used the sew along tutorials for a banded hem and more traditional straps. The pattern has the straps extend the length of the bodice on the outside, which is super cute and I am thinking of making a 4th of July top as the pattern is directed.

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

I cut at the tunic length before adding the banded hem, then cut the banded hem to allow for the extra length I wanted. She is still pretty tiny so it works perfectly for her.

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker

I am already planning another dress using this pattern. Granted, sew time is limited so hopefully I will have time to complete it before the 4th of July! 

The Berry Bunch: Tea Party Dress: GYCT Designs Firecracker
Can you spot the Cheshire Cat? ;)
The Pattern:
The Firecracker Dress by GYCT Designs (affiliate) come with sizes ranging from 3 months to 12. It has great directions, simple to construct and incredible tips from the sew along for beginners to reference!  GYCT Designs (through the sew along) even offers a video tutorial for how to hand stitch the bodice lining!

Head over and check out the The Firecracker Dress by GYCT Designs (affiliate)!

Happy Sewing!
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