Last day of KCW was yesterday; I actually finished this dress Saturday night. This is S's costume for Halloween. In case you are wondering, she is a Rockford Peach, made famous by the movie A League of Their Own. The Rockford Peaches were part of an all-girl baseball league that played during World War II. Their story is pretty inspiring and empowering for little girls.
When we started brainstorming Halloween costumes, I showed her a picture of this dress, from the blog, One Little Minute. She was on-board immediately. The hardest part was looking for a pattern that would work. I searched for a while, and found one on etsy that was $15 (yikes!!!), but the cost was too steep, especially from a designer that I didn't know very well.
Tinny Pattern, from Straightgrain. The pattern had all the features that I was looking for, the circle skirt, a fitted bodice, and even an option for an open collar. Plus it was already a part of my pattern library.
I changed up the bodice to include the asymmetrical buttons on one side. I did this by simply cutting the front bodice pattern piece down the side at a slight angle. I then cut two mirror image pieces using the off-center pattern piece, and another set for the lining. Because of the opening in the front, I omitted the invisible zipper in the back and instead cut the back piece as one, taking out the seam allowance.
I also added the belt loops and a red belt. Let's not forget the Rockford Peach logo in the front and the patch on the arm. A quick google search led me to etsy and this shop.
I spent most of the day working on B's costume. More on that coming soon!