Remember when I said I can’t read a sewing pattern to save my life? I wasn’t kidding.
I present my latest sewing blunder, in full effect. This was intended as a baby gift — a cute little summer romper dress. I love the colors, the cut and the apparent simplicity of the design.

Baby's dress, front

Ah, from the front, you are so cute. So sweet. So very hippie 1970s child running through field of daisies.

Baby's dress, back

From the back you are pure evil. Look how your edges don’t match. And what is that giant tear in the fabric?

Why I shouldn't be left to sew alone

Oh right. That giant tear. That would be a seam trimming gone terribly awry.
Thankfully, I’ve found someone patient enough to give me some sewing lessons. I brought this to a friend’s house last night and after she calmed down from her fit of laughter, she pulled out an entire trunk of childrens clothing she’s designed, piece, patterned, etc. I was sent home with the homework of cutting out two new dresses and returning with a notebook to take plenty of suggestions down in ink.
I know practice makes perfect. So, I’m trying to hide my impatience and promise myself I’ll try this again. And if she can’t help me, I’m pretty sure the children’s section at Target is the next stop.