My daughter wanted an Annie dress to wear to the play we were seeing. So I the talented seamstress thought I could whip one up no problem. Wrong.. this took a lot of planning and 3 hours of time to get to the final result.
How I did it:
I used this pattern for the basis of the dress. Go a size up because this dress runs small.
For the collar and neckline I tucked a piece of black piping in the give the dress the touch of black it needed. Also I added the white belt across with more piping for the final touch.
One you have completed this dress make sure to tack down your collar in the front and in the back. It called for double interfacing in the collar, but I think it was too much.
It looks really great I think... better than the one in the play honestly.
I was at target today hunting for some summer capris pj pants. All they had were xl's on the clearance rack for $9.00. So I thought ...I can alter those to fit me myself.
So I took the sides in some and then cut the length off as short as I wanted it.
Then I had all this leftover leg fabric left. What to do with that??? Make capris for my daughter to match. She loved that idea. I pulled out my kids pants pattern or you can trace some pants your child already has too. See them up. Put some elastic in the waist. Done. Happy mom and daughter.