Friday, 25 July 2014

KCW Day 6: Budgie Dress

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As much as I have enjoyed making my little girls little floaty tops and shorts made out of beautiful woven fabrics such as double gauze and chambray, there really is nothing better for little girls in Summer than a simple knit dress. Well that’s my opinion, anyway.

It’s no secret that I have a love with knit fabric in general – it’s fast to sew, the fit is forgiving and it’s so easy to wash and wear, so when you take that fabric, add a quirky budgie print and use it to make a little knit dress – it’s perfection in my books!

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For a pattern I had a flash of genius/ laziness when I looked at the The Blank Tank pattern pieces that I still had out from yesterday … I decided to make this dress using that pattern but adapted it by obviously lengthening it, adding the elastic casing around the middle and also adding ruffle sleeves by following this tutorial . Speaking of that blog (You & Mie) did you see what Cherie made for KCW? Um WOW! (Definitely check it out if you haven’t already!)

I’m very happy with how my pattern adaptation worked out. I will definitely make more dresses like this and perhaps also make the girls tanks with ruffle/ flutter sleeves.

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I faced a bit of a race against daylight to get my sewing finished and photos done in time, but I managed just… My poor little tired model co-operated in the end too after the bribe of cheese was offered (her favourite thing.) She’d been at a birthday party all afternoon and was all tuckered out!

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Phew… I have to say, I’m feeling wee bit tuckered out myself! One last day of sewing tomorrow!

For the rest of my makings this KCW, go here

Jenny x

5 comments:

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

I need this in adult size! So gorgeous.

Jenny Young said...

I forgot to mention - fabric is from ixat.bigcartel.com ... not sure if they have any in stock at the moment

Leonie said...

It is adorable-ness! I am a wee bit scared of knit fabric... I just cant seam to get a grip on it!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Totally agree with you about clothes in knit fabric.. so easy to look after and very forgiving with the fit. Such a cute little dress with the flutter sleeves and gathered waist.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Jen, I've featured your fab dress today...
http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/08/threading-your-way-features_9.html