Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Little Red Rides again

As I mentioned this time at Sewjourn I decided to sew for the girls - and this was my fourth make, the second dress for the smallest kid.

This is a Riley Blake print that I could resist, it tells the story of Red Riding Hood, with a slight twist as it mentions her 'harmless wolfie friend'.

Design wall photo!
I used a very basic A-line pattern from Kwik Sew 3862 - I love that for a dress like this the fabric does all the work.

It's super-easy with front and back facings, a front and a back - that's it, zip in and away you go.

The plan is to wear it with sandals - not tights and long-sleeves
The border print is very sweet and she loves this dress.
I made the Medium (7-8) and so it's a little big for her - but that just means she will get lots of wear out of it.

Perhaps the most adorable border print ever
I didn't pay enough attention when cutting it and so the back seam is ever-so-slightly off at the back where the zip went in - but it's well-matched at the side seams.

Easy to wear and a great basic A-line pattern.
I didn't get a photo but as we've had unseasonably cool weather here in Melbourne she did team this up with her Red Riding Hood cape - just as I expected!

The sun is shining today so I will try and get pics of the other dresses too.

6 comments:

ARTwendy ... said...

she and the dress are both completely adorable ... better watch out for the big bad wolf!! clever clever ...

Jane said...

Gorgeous - and I think it works well as a layering dress, too. Trans-seasonal!

Carmel Morris said...

Cute dress and great use of fabric

Karen Pior said...

Cute, cute, cute! A great use of the Red Riding Hood border print. Cheers, Karen

Cindy said...

Adorable! I love the Red Riding Hood print.:)

Sally said...

That is the bestest dress eva!