Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Kate (Owl) Dress

This dress was a little more challenging but not too difficult.  I like it but it turned out a little shorter than I would have liked.  My daughter is very tall for her age so I think next time around I will measure the length before cutting.  But that is ok. . .practice makes us perfect. 

The fabric is a lightweight corduroy which I couldn't resist when I saw the cute owls.  They are just so precious. . .and to hear my daughter say owl makes me smile.

Three small buttons up the back and the button holes are made from fabric loops.

This pattern is also a Lily Bird Studio pattern.  And so far all of her patterns have been well written and accurate.  I really have not had any trouble following them.  I would highly recommend them.

All the lining pieces I did in the same fabric which does make the dress a little thicker on the top. . .I might do this different next time.  The cording along the bib is actual a interfaced cording so I didn't have to worry about slipping and sliding when sewing the cording down or around the bid.  I think this might have been tricky but I am not sure having not done it the intended way.

All in all I think it turned out great.  And Brooke likes it . . .but only because there are owls on it.  Can't wait to see her face when I show her the Nemo fabric I found her at Joann's.  Nemo and Mickey are king in this house right now.

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