Enter Ottobre 03/2012 #34 Jungle Stripes Dress
This dress has been on my "to-do" list for a long time now. I traced and cut a size 146 for K who wears an 8 in RTW. There are only 4 pieces for this pattern: the front, back, sleeves, and pocket.
There is elastic in the sleeve bottoms and elastic in the neck and sleeve tops. The neckline is like a peasant top. The pleats I did backwards accidentally but no one should notice. K doesn't and that is all that matters to me!
It took me 2 short hours to sew up and I love the results. This pattern is a winner in my book!
Fabric: ordered back in Feb. from The Fabric Fairy. It is a dream to work with. A nice stable knit.
"Colorful Umbrellas Cotton Knit" 1 yard of 60" wide for $7.19
I also tested out a new pattern to my collection Jalie 3242. Cute matching underwear for K's dress above. According to the size chart I went with a 10 yr old or letter N.
The instructions are very detailed and wonderfully supplemented with pictures. They took maybe 1/2 hour to sew up and were so cute! Problem is.... they are waaaaaaaaay to tight. I'll have to try again with a bigger size. Also, the pattern states to use 75% stretch and I know my knit is a ton less stretchy. I still have enough to etch out two more pairs of undies with the same fabric so I'll try again. Either way they are so cute!
K thought they were swim bottoms and my husband about died of confusion and laughter when he walked in. "Why are you making underwear?" LOL. He's a nut.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~