kcwc spring 2012. . .

I decided to put off a few things this week so I could participate in Elsie Marley's Kid's Clothes Week Challenge. Make sure to stop by the Flickr pool because there is some serious creativity going on over there! I started the week not really knowing what I wanted to make. I bought the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern but didn't have fabric I liked for it. I then spotted this dress via Pinterest and decided to make my own version. Obviously I didn't quite pull it off but I have a pretty good idea of what changes to make for my next version. I'll definitely make it less full so it doesn't read "night gown" and I'll use a wider binding. Maybe I'll call this one a swim suit cover up. Oh, and let me just say that it's been absolutely depressing trying to find cool knit fabrics locally. I'd be smart to plan ahead next time! Anyways, I hope to make a few more things before the week is over...

fabric: yellow gingham knit from hancock's - this fabric is super soft!
pattern notes: used the warhol dress pattern as a starting point but made a lot of changes to it. cut fabric on the bias. cut 2 inch wide strips for the binding. gathered front and back of dress. one regular strap and one tie strap. used a twin needle for the first time...very cool!






13 comments

  1. ah, what a cute dress! and your model is just adorable!

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  2. oh that is CUTE! i don't think it's too super nightgowny. great little design, and your double needle use turned out much better than mine did. :)

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  3. This is seriously awesome. Great pics! And the black shoes are so much fun.

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  4. love the big gingham! so adorable, and not at all nightgowny!

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  5. adorable! now i'll be checking hancock's for knits...

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  6. What happen to all the cute knits that used to be out there!! I do love this yellow and you did a great job and it's so cute on your QT!!!

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  7. Great fabric and pattern.mshe looks adorable

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  8. I love it! Great colour and style!

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  9. gah! it's so pretty vanessa! she looks adorable, looks like a winner! I've been meaning to try a knit dress - ha, one of these days!

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  10. really cute and your pictures just make me happy! It doesn't look like a nightgown! It will be great this summer for the alabama heat- or a trip to the steamy hot atlanta botanical gardens! I have that warhol dress on my list- too bad my big girl hates all my fabrics :( another dress for anne coming up!

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  11. Such a cute dress--looks SOOO comfy!!

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  12. This dress turned out so cute, not at all like a night gown. I love the matching shades and it looks really sweet with the converse too.

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  13. ooooh no I didnt think night gown - I think it is gorgeous - a little bit of sunshine!

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