Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Rainbow Dress


I've been building up my stash of knits for a couple of months now, mostly through on-line stores like the Fabric Fairy.  Last weekend, though, I finally made it to Mill End on the West side and found a whole bunch of pretty cute knits.  And they were all 25% off, yay!
a saThis particular rainbow print was only $5.00 a yard plus 25% off.  I found it in the flat folds section and bought a yard and a half of it.  At 60 inches wide, there is plenty left.  A matching dress for B is in the works and who knows, maybe a top for me.  Hmm, would a rainbow shirt be appropriate for someone my age????

Here are the deets: the pattern is the Bloom Dress from the book Sewing ModKid Style by Patty Young.  I left off the flower appliques on the sides and added a tiny pocket and ribbing on the sleeves.  I made a size 4 and as you can see it fits S perfectly. 

Sewing with knits is really addictive.  I have to say that with my serger everything comes together so fast and easy.  And even the top stitching that I had to do on my sewing machine came out looking pretty darn good. 

And on the plus side, S is now claiming that she loves everything I make her.  More knits to come!





10 comments:

  1. Cute! You and B definitely need matching shirts/dresses too.

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  2. oh i love that rainbow fabric and it looks like S loves it! knit dresses are the best. i was just at mill end eastside today...love that mill end.

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    1. i like the eastside millend much better. the westside one is pretty limited.

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  3. This is so cute! You are so lucky to have access to such cute knits! Have you had much luck with the Fabric Fairy? I'll have to give it a try!

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    1. yes, i've found some cute knits at fabric fairy too. i just prefer to shop for knits in person to get a feel for the weight and quality.

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  4. That is so adorable! I need to get out to Mill End and pick up some cute stuff myself, the last time I was there I was so overwhelmed with all the choices I didn't buy anything. My daughter has been asking for a bloom dress too and we don't have any cute knits around to make one up. :(

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    1. i would say the key to mill end is just to limit yourself to specific sections. otherwise it can get overwhelming.

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  5. What a pretty dress! Love the pocket on the bias. I'd wear a rainbow shirt. ;)

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    1. oh thanks. you are braver than i am:)

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  6. Is your daughter a size four in other clothes? I have the Modkid book (and a couple of other patterns) and I read some reviews that they are generous. IS that your experience. By the way, I found your blog from the Modkids Flicker stream, and I love the rainbow dress. The pocket makes it perfect!

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