I was recently thrilled to participate in the #ilovelemondrops Instagram TradeAway with Anna Maria Horner. What an amazing opportunity this was for me to work with one of our all-time favorite designer’s new knit fabrics and one of her wonderful clothing patterns. Out of 22 variations of her Lemon Drop pattern, I was chosen to sew together variation #8, which was a girl’s short-sleeved dress.
I sewed the dress for my cute five-year-old daughter, who was so glad to have me making something just for her. The colors of the fabric are great for upcoming fall and winter, and I have been loving grays lately, so it was a perfect fit. I hadn’t made any kids clothing since this year’s Easter dresses, so it was about time. The Lemon Drop dress was a breeze to put together. Of course, some experience with knits was helpful. I used my serger for most of the dress, except the twin needle hemming on the pockets, sleeves, and skirt, which I did on my regular machine. The neckband was the trickiest part, and I ended up shortening it by two inches to get a better fit. Sewing this dress was a really fun experience- a huge thank you from us to Anna Maria! I love how easy it is to connect with other people, especially amazing artists and designers that we admire, on Instagram. Connect with us there to see lots of behind-the-scenes shots of our creative lives.
With such a large size range and so many variations in the Lemon Drop pattern, there will be more Lemon Drop dresses and tunics in our future for sure!