I was super productive for KCWC on Friday. I made a pattern for this dress in my girls’ sizes (4 & 6), then discovered that my size 6 was actually an 8, so I made another 6. Then I decided that since I had 3 sizes already made, I may as well grade it from a 2 – 8.
Between making the patterns and cutting, and re-cutting, and oh yeah, performing my day job as a MOM, it took me about 8 hours. Then it took me 30 minutes to sew up BOTH of these dresses. Crazy fast. I didn’t get around to hemming, which seems to be a trend for me, but this time my excuse was a good one since I would’ve had to rethread and set up the coverstitch machine from my last project.
I had great intentions to hem & photograph these dresses and post on Saturday. And Sunday. And today…
But this morning, when I was getting ready to set up the coverstitch, I got a phone call from my lovely husband inquiring whether I would like to go on a girls’ getaway with a close friend to Singapore. He and my friend’s husband had secretly put their heads together and planned this for us for Mother’s Day. So sweet, right? But then the other shoe fell: we needed to leave TOMORROW.
So my friend and I brought our husbands down to earth, and instead of flying to a different country and being gone for 4 days, we decided to drive to the beach and stay at a spa for 2. Despite the ease of this plan, my day was still consumed with decision making and reservation booking and transportation and childcare figuring-out. Oh, plus my day job of being a MOM. I’m not complaining, mind you. I mean, hello, spa getaway.
So here is the dress.
I will give you one guess of how many pictures I took before the camera battery died. Looks like I didn’t need to worry about hemming it after all.
The front is just a simple tank a-line, with a little bit of gathering at the center neck. If I could only get one picture, I’m glad I captured the back detail. It’s my favorite. Plus, as you can see, this print would probably send you into convulsions if you saw it full out on both girls simultaneously. It’s a fun print for kids though. Plus, these easy tank style knit dresses are pretty much their summer uniform, and it’s always summer here, so I know they’ll get a ton of use.
As I mentioned, I made this pattern in sizes 2-8. My husband wants me to make a mini one for the baby too, so it might go down to 3-6 months by the time I’m done with it. Any interest in a pattern?