Over at Project Run and Play, liZ and Elizabeth are hosting another season of fabulous sewing! This time, Jess from the Sewing Rabbit has chosen her free Knot dress pattern to base our creations off of.
I made some radical changes, obviously.
I have been wanting to make a dress like this for some time now. It was one of those ideas that was floating in my head until I found the right combination of pattern and coordinating fabric. That striped fabric is a men’s button down shirt that I completely cut apart. I added the sweet little flower fabric to compliment it.
Instead of ties for the shoulders, I gave it sleeves and sewed in ties around them…but they didn’t quite reach. So I added the most precious buttons (that I have been saving for something like this) to them. Gah. CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!!
There’s a hedgehog button on the front.
I used part of the original button placket for the back working closure. The neckline is encased in bias tape.
I also incorporated another tie feature in front, like a belt.
It started out as a tunic, and my sweet girl informed me that she only wears dresses. Easy enough fix. I added that bottom panel of blue to complete it!
I constructed it with all french seams (it is my new favorite way of finishing seams). The inside is as pretty as the outside!
After a whole morning of rain, the sun magically appeared and we ran to the beach to catch the light.
It was so windy and beautiful and wild.
Everything I love about living here.
I love that my 9 year old still wants to wear these sweet frocks.
I know this will be a dress that gets a lot of use.
What have YOU made today?