THIS FABRIC Y’ALL!!!
I ordered this fabric back in September not knowing it was on back order. When I got the e-mail that I would have to wait, I was patient. I thought, I can wait a few weeks. 5 months later I get a package in the mail and open it up thinking, I didn’t order any fabric, and out pops this gorgeous silky surprise!
5 months I had to wait for this fabric!! Is that even legal? Lol – but it was ohhh soon worth it!
*And in case you were wondering, it is not on backorder now so you can get it immediately HERE. I just checked! And no, this is not an affiliate link or sponsored or anything – I just love you 🙂 !
Make this Look: Rifle Paper Co. Babydoll Dress
Free kids dress pattern
MAKE THIS LOOK:
RIFLE PAPER CO. BABYDOLL DRESS KIDS PATTERN
- Pattern: Free babydoll dress pattern found HERE
- Leather Label: Coming soon
I wanted the bottom curve of the front bodice to be upwards, towards the neckline, rather than down. So I cut the hem of the front bodice in an arc, removing about 1.5″ of the bottom hem in the opposite curving direction (leaving the side seams the same length, simply cutting an arc towards the front center). The back bodice pattern remained untouched. I omitted the pocket pattern piece. Lastly, I only had minimal striped fabric left so I couldn’t do the dolman sleeves as the pattern required. Instead, I cut off the dolman sleeve, using my curved ruler and simply made a basic aymsyce. Then drafted a quick cap sleeve from my leftover scrap fabric. It achieved a similar style to the look I was going for and used about 2″ less fabric, which was exactly what I had left in my stash. We are talking only threads were thrown away from that knit fabric – I felt like I totally won the no scrap left behind fabric game on that one.
As for this fabric? We are talking GORGEOUS! It is a silky rayon, and my daughter loves how much the dress flows. The rayon as easy to work with, didn’t shift at all when sewing. but I did use a LOT of sewing pins to keep it in place (more than I normally do). The striped ponte is one of my all time fave fabrics, this is one of those fabrics that I tend to keep in my stash. (In case you haven’t noticed, I love stripes – ha!). Both fabrics = totally worth it. Even if you have to wait 5 months like I did :).
My baby girl is getting so big!!!
I love finding dress patterns for her that are not only age appropriate, but that she loves! She is my child that will wear anything and everything that I make for her because she feels loved in handmade. How did I get so lucky to have her for my daughter?!! And how about that puppy pic I sneaked in the middle of the featured photo montage before? Ha!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…