I am all about soft, practical, easy- on and off clothes for my Toddler. Sometimes it is quite a struggle to get her dressed, so easy-on sundresses in the summer make life much easier.
I get tons of knit material from my mother in-law. She does the alterations for a plus-size clothing store in Tel Aviv and gets all their leftover fabric for free. When I started sewing she was very happy to clean out her closets and give me yards and yards of mostly solid color, soft knit fabric - perfect for kiddie clothes.
This dress actually started out as a swimsuit cover for me. I wanted to practice shirring, since it seems like a great technique, but I haven't had much experience with it. I figured I would take one of the free fabrics and try it out, and if it doesn't work out, I have nothing to lose. Unfortunately, I didn't realize just how much the fabric shrinks when you are shirring. So after shirring the front of the dress, I realized this would turn into another sundress for Littleheart.