Sizes go from 7-14. The pattern shows one long dress and two short sundresses. I sewed View A in a size 8 with a length of 10. K wears an 8/10 RTW.
Pattern calls for a 20" zipper, 1 yard of 1/2" elastic, and 1 7/8 yards of fabric 45" width for size 8.
I shortened to a 16" zipper and had 1.5 yards of the pink butterfly fabric. I lined the bodice in a very soft and lightweight white cotton. The pattern calls for a lined bodice and waistband. I didn't line the waistband this time because I didn't like the bulk on the previous one. The skirt is unlined.
I cut the neck elastic 1/2" shorter than stated. I used two rows of basting for the gathering on the bodice, then switched to my serger to gather the skirt part. I also serged both raw edges of the skirt center back before stitching them together to the large dot - this makes a clean edge when I insert the zipper.
I love the results! This dress is so cute. There are some really cute designs hidden in the graffiti. I found mushrooms, bees, tulips, and of course butterflies.
Fabric: 1.5 yards "Natural Graffiti Butterflies & Flowers Pink" 100% cotton. Bought from Fabric.com on 01/20/13 for $7.62 total. The white lining on the bodice I've had in my stash forever. 16" zipper from cleanersupply.com $0.80.
And here is our new little bistro set :)
perfect for a snack break!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~