Spotty Dress

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I’ve been sewing a bit for fall and cooler temperatures lately. This is a pretty simple dress style, but I like how it highlights the fabric. I LOVE this fabric from Banberry Place. Yes, it is just a simple dot, but it is also so much more. I’m not sure my photos do the unique color combo justice. The light pink is more like a dusty rose and the red dots are almost maroon. This is also a French Terry knit which means it is flat on the exterior surface, but covered with loops like a towel on the reverse side making it plenty thick and warm.

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The pattern is from the Japanese pattern book, Heart Warming Life Series: Onnanoko no Odekake Fuku (Girls’ Clothes for Special Occasions or the literal translation is Girl’s Clothes for Outings) by Yuki Araki. I switched out the front gathers for a long box pleat, and the back button for a tie.

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I think leggings and boots will take this one well into the cooler months. Avery’s poses these days range from this to her “Pledge of Allegiance” pose. I opted to show you this one. Ha!

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5 comments:

  1. OH I really love this! I saw that bolt on Monday and wondered if you had sewn it up yet! The Pledge Pose! Pictures! =D

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  2. WOW!! You are so talented!! I love to sew too, but have gotten as far as pj pants in the clothes department. Love your stuff!

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  3. OK, so this is super cute! Love how you modified the pattern! Gotta love those Japanese patterns - they are endless sources of inspiration!

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    1. Agreed! Such simple designs lend themselves to so many options.

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