Stolen Moments » my quilting, sewing, and crafting blog

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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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a renaissance dress for Ellie

We go to the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur every year.  Last year I made this quilt for watching the joust, and this year on my to do list was a period appropriate outfit for Ellie.  I used the Children’s Workshop Tab Front Jumper ‘instructions’ for the outer piece and the Sweet Little Dress pattern (extending the length) for the under piece.

The tab front jumper was probably a little bit beyond my skills–you’re left to your own devices to figure it out, including how you will handle facing/lining/the order to piece it together/seam allowance/sizing/etc.  I had some sizing issues (at first I thought it would be too big, then too small, and then it ended up being a tad bit big) but figured I could add a ruffle and send her to the fair again in it next year–bonus!  Sadly she tore a giant hole in the floral piece (for which I almost killed her–I adore that fabric and had wanted her to use it as a nightgown).  I’ve patched it and we’ll see if it can make another appearance next year.


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