- The only difference is that the adult version has a circle skirt, while this one is more of an A-line. Oh, and it's also worn backwards from the adult version (ties in back vs. ties in front).
- I strongly recommend purchasing double fold bias tape for this project. It might cost more, but you'll save yourself about 2 hours, and be done in half the time!
- Just over a yard required, not quite a "1 yard wonder" but pretty darn close!
- After making it for Little Miss Princess, I'm pretty sure I don't want to do it again for myself. That's a lot of bias tape!!! Not to mention that most of you agree the Vogue is better and the Butterick has fit issues.
The floral print cotton came from Gorgeous Fabrics, and since the pre-made tape offerings at Jo-ann's didn't even come close to matching, I bought the blue quilter's cotton there and made my own. I had a lot of bias strips cut and a little left over, so I used some for the button tab in the front (underneath). The pattern has you make a stand-along piece with 2 button holes, but I think that would get lost in the laundry pretty fast!
Gonna be a busy week for me, got 20 more shirts to embroider for another fire department (by Friday) and 4 more essays to write. Yuck. Good news: Only 6 weeks until NYC, though!!! Bad news: Only 7 more weeks until school starts again!
One last thing... My nephew's wife is trying to teach herself to sew, but her native language is Spanish. They live in Colorado (they visited this weekend), and I'm trying to find some Spanish resources for a beginner. Only some of the commercial patterns are printed in Spanish (all in English/French), and I'm not sure she's ready for Patrones. If you have any ideas, let me know... Thanks!