So I put it in the Goodwill pile, but then a week or so ago I remembered it when I was wanting a fall-ish fabric to use as a trim on a dress for her to wear to fall outings like trips to the pumpkin patch. I had some chocolate brown on hand that I decided to use for the body, and I hoped the leaf print wouldn't be too crazy in a small dose as the sleeves and ruffle.
I used this peasant dress pattern, which was very easy to follow and makes a more slim-fitting dress than your normal peasant dress.
Although I am ALWAYS rushed when I sew, this time I took the time to change out thread when sewing the different parts (partway through the neckline casing, etc.) so there would be no dark brown thread on light fabric or vice-versa. I think this really helped make it look more professional.
|neckline casing with two colors of thread|
H likes the squirrel. She thinks the possum is a bear. :-)
I haven't actually tried it on my little punkin yet, but it looks like it will fit well, and I think the colors will be pretty against her red hair. :-)