Peasant Dress + Apple Picking

I'm slowly starting to sew for Sarah's fall/winter wardrobe. Almost all of her clothes from last seasons are too small for her now. Of course, I will still buy some of her outfits, but handmade is always more fun. This peasant dress is a start. 

I sewed this dress based on this pattern from Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom. I made a slit at the back center and added bias tape to finish it. Instead of elastic, I gathered the neckline, and sewed bias binding on it, extending the binding for several inches on each side as ties. This is an easy one, a great project for a beginner. 

The next day after I finished the dress, we went on a trip to pick up some apples! It was quite a drive, about an hour and thirty minutes away from our house, but it was fun!

It got warmer after a while so she took off her coat.

It got warmer after a while so she took off her coat.

She wanted to ride a pony.

She wanted to ride a pony.

We let her do just that. She loved it!

We let her do just that. She loved it!

I'm not sure why I mostly photographed the back view of the dress.

I'm not sure why I mostly photographed the back view of the dress.

But here's a  front view. 

But here's a  front view.