Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Spinny Tinny

So my daughter named this the "spinny" dress.  Aptly named.

I've been working on this one a while.  Not because it was hard, necessarily.  I've been doing it bit by bit, and FINALLY finished.

The pattern is the Tinny dress by Straightgrain.  I've made her Hanami dress a couple of times, and they're some of Julia's most worn dresses.  The Hanami is a pretty basic sew, but the Tinny is definitely more detailed.  There's tons of options, and one of these is a circle skirt.  Knowing my kid, I knew that the ultra spinny circle skirt would make her happy.

I was right.



Yup, she loves it.

The sewing details - the dress has options for the collar, the sleeves, and the skirt.  It has an invisible zipper in the back - the first time I've ever done one in all my many years of sewing!  And, yeah, what was I waiting for.....looks SO professional, and was really easy.

I used some 100% cotton from Riley Blake - a little floral from their Matryoshka line from my shop.  I thought it went with the retro vibe of the dress. 

Problem is, for some reason, I thought I should start making size 5's.  Well, I was wrong.  The bodice was way too big.  So, I put a couple of pleats in the back and took in probably about 4 inches.   It fits much better, but for sure next time I'm going to make a size 4.  I added a bias strip at the waist, mostly because my husband said it needed something.  I think I like it.  I would have added it all the way around the waist, but I was literally looking in the trash for more scraps of the contrast purple.  It just wasn't meant to be.



So, a highly recommended pattern!!!  I'll be making another one soon.....

8 comments:

  1. Adorable dress! I love the fabric and purple. I made a tinny with a circle skirt and collar last May. It is a great pattern. Maybe I need to make another one.

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    1. Thanks Christine! Make another one - I figure my daughter will outgrow the "spinning" stage at some point, so I'd better make one now!

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  2. It's really lovely! Love the twirl factor!

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    1. Thanks!! Yup, it's got twirl factor for sure!

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  3. Looks great. THe twirly photos are beautiful

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    1. Thanks Shelley! Good lighting that evening and a compliant model - the perfect combination!

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  4. The dress is darling on her! Very pretty!

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