K picked this pink and black eye-crossing knit at Mill End's big sale the end of August. $3.99/yard and it was on the remnant table. I'm pretty sure this was only a 1 yard piece. She browses the Ottobre magazines with me all the time and has made it clear a few times that she wanted the Jungle Stripes dress seen in the 03/2012 issue only with pink and black; I'd say this was a win.
picture from the Ottobre issue:
(Yes, K is wearing brown leggings with a black dress.... sigh. She had a brown striped dress on at school today and this was the only way to get her to model. I pleaded with her for pictures and told her she could do what she wanted in the pics ~ the little stinker did the best modeling. She posed for each of these on her own and now won't take the dress off)
I've made this dress two other times:
seen here this summer in a yellow beach dress
and seen here also this summer in pajama form
The dress fits nice, and wears and washes well. K doesn't like the elastic in the arms because she tells me they are too tight - even when loose. This time I tried with no elastic and I think the sleeves look cute - like flutter sleeves. K likes them much better this way.
As before I cut a size 146. I used the serger for all the seams and the double needle for all the hems. I pouted that I had no wonder tape but it sewed up just fine without.
I even made K a headband out of the scraps to match her dress. I folded the knit in half right sides together, serged it and flipped it right sides out - like a tube. Then I measured K's head and serged the ends. She never wears things in her hair or on her head but she liked this - saying it wasn't too tight. A double win for mom today!!!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~