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.


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!

Unknown 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!