Dressed for Deuce

Friday, April 18, 2014

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When I first picked out this swimsuit fabric and sweatshirt knit from Girl Charlee, I thought I would flip the Heidi and Finn Colorblock dress pattern into a swimsuit and cover-up. My daughter starting tennis lessons this semester, got me thinking about a fun tennis outfit for her. The result of my flip includes two top versions and one tennis skirt. Each piece features comfort and plenty of room for movement.

Flip this Pattern - Colorblock Dress to Tennis Outfit
The sketch below shows the beginnings of my pattern modifications to create the long sleeve sweatshirt version of the top. I used the size 6 pattern to make sure the fit would be loose and comfy. My goal was to maintain the colorblock in the original pattern design and extend it down the length of the sleeve.

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The stripes meet at the top of the sleeves to form a fun point.
Flip this Pattern - Colorblock Dress to Tennis Outfit

For the tennis skirt, gathering the bottom most pattern piece made for the perfect skirt length. The skirt also features hidden shorts underneath for modesty while on the courts.

Flip this Pattern - Colorblock Dress to Tennis Outfit

Finally we come to the short sleeve top. I sized down to a 4 for a more fitted top since the knit had plenty of stretch. Instead of colorblocking the top, I slipped in a strip of the swimsuit fabric for a faux piping detail.

Flip this Pattern - Colorblock Dress to Tennis Outfit

Warm or cool, this girl’s ready to serve up some points!

Flip this Pattern - Colorblock Dress to Tennis Outfit

As for the name, deuce is a score of 40–40 in a game. A player must win two consecutive points from a deuce to win the game. With two looks in the bag, she’s poised for a win!!

Flip this Pattern - Colorblock Dress to Tennis Outfit

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