Monday, September 16, 2013

Third Time's the Charm ~ Ottobre 03/2012 #34 Jungle Stripes Dress

When you have black thread in the serger you take advantage of it.  Today's project was the only other thing I wanted to do in black serger thread for awhile; Miss K certainly does not need any more dresses, but I had to take advantage of the opportunity ~ mainly because I hate taking the time to re-thread the serger!


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.
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picture from the Ottobre issue:

line drawing

(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 ~

10 comments:

  1. It looks great in black and pink stripes! I like the way the sleeves look with no elastic.:)

    Cindy

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  2. SO CUTE.. I love the pink stripe fabric.

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  3. I have been wanting to make this dress! I just need to get some fabric for it. That is funny about thread in the serger--I'm the same way with wanting to take use of the color or type of thread that is in it. Threading my serger is my least favorite part of sewing.

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    1. Thanks Shirley. I wish they re-threaded themselves. lol. It is one of my least fav. parts too. that and hemming!

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  4. This one's been on my list, too, but it might have to wait until spring. This pink and black version is cute - maybe with leggings and a t-shirt she'll get fall and winter wear out of it?

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    1. Thanks Joy, and great idea :D I'm definitely sticking her with a long sleeve shirt under this one. She seems to be growing so fast. Plus, whenever I catch up on a season - it changes! I need to make some fall/winter leggings soon.

      You will love this pattern for all your girls. Very fast to sew.

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