Well I am covering three categories with this post; it is Day one for KCWC, Day 9 of Blogtoberfest and pattern one of my pattern stash-busting
I spent the first hour of KCWC putting the finishing touches to this little summer dress for Miss L.
It's none of the patterns I showed you on the stash-busting post though - it comes from one of my beloved Ottobre magazines. So it still counts, as it's a pattern I have never used and was even from a magazine I have never used.
|These colours make me feel summery, even if the temperature is not yet!|
The dress has lots of lovely details that made it fun to make, pleats, invisible zip, piping on the princess-line seams and cute little gathered shoulder straps.
|Flat piping highlights the princess-line seams of the bodice|
I chose to do the straps and waistband in contrast, so I omitted the piping from above the waistband as I felt it would have been lost, given they would have been made in the same fabric.
|Now that invisible zip is perhaps the most invisible one yet.|
Could it be that I am getting the hang of them at last...
|Here is the design in the Ottobre magazine|
I made the 134cm as Miss L is 131cm tall , but then I took a total of 4cm out of the bodice to get it to fit her! I should have made a smaller size and lengthened it but luckily it was relatively easy to alter.
|Lining gives the dress nice body and adds to the twirl factor|
It's not something you would traditionally use for a lining as it's a little heavy but I had it on hand and I wanted to be sure the dress would not be see-through.
It does provide the dress with a lovely fullness and it's nice and soft against her skin.
|Here's the edition so you know what you are looking for!|
The fabric for the jacket is what I used for the background in the dress shots, so I know it is going to match really well.
The girls are back at school today after our term break so I will try to get some action shots at some point...
How'd you go on Day 1 of KCWC, get much done??