Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KCW - Days 2 and 3....

When I saw a pattern designed by Amanda of Kitschy Coo, I knew it would work for my kid. 

Number one, it's a dress.  No pants for my kid.  No shorts for my kid.  All dresses, all the time.

Number two, you can make it sleeveless.

Number three, it twirls.

I made two dresses in two sewing sessions, Tuesday and Wednesday after work.  Tuesday I sewed the skirt to the bodices, and Wednesday, I attached all the ribbing.  Although I looked through the directions, and saw that there were very thoughtful instructions for sewing with knit, and attaching the ribbing, I totally ignored all that and didn't refer to the directions once.

I made a size 3/4.  Perfect fit.  I used a yard each of some Robert Kaufman knit I got on sale for about $5/yard.  So, two dresses that she likes for $10.  I used two different types of rib and determined that the dress looks better with a rib that has more spandex and is less cotton-y. 


Really, a couple of totally easy to put together, well fitting dresses.  I'll be making this one again too!

10 comments:

  1. Love this dress! I made one a couple weeks ago and it is definitely a favorite! i hope you'll stop by and link up to Make It Wear It: http://www.thetraintocrazy.com/2013/04/make-it-wear-it-thursday-1.html

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  2. Really like them both - can see Lucy in these too!

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  3. Very, very cute!!! Love the bright colors....so excited that warmer weather is right around the corner...

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    1. Thanks!! It's always warm here....so we get lots of use out of summer clothes...

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  4. Nice work! Thank you so much for the kind words, so happy you like the pattern.

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    1. Thanks! She wore both dresses, both still un-hemmed - two days in a row!

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  5. Ive also worked with amandas reversible hoodie pattern... When i say worked with, i mean made about 6 times. She makes it so easy! Cant wait to buy this pattern. You did a great job! Great choice of fabrics

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    1. Thanks....I have the reversible hoodie pattern too....gotta bust that one out!

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