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.


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.


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!



  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

  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!

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

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


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