Monday, June 21, 2010
When I saw this particular selection of fabrics (Flora and Fauna by Patty Young -the nicest person ever) for the Kyoko dress pattern, I knew I had to make it. And not for monkey pants either. For my little niece who just turned four and because she has this same cute hair. And I have no shame in being a complete copy-catter. I'm also excited that some of this fabric will be/is available in knits. I know the green flower print is one of them and that's my favorite.
This dress was really simple to make: no button holes, no zipper, no collar, no cuffs. Just mostly straight stitching, some gathering, and binding. And you know I love making that binding with my little binding tool.
I also felt the need to make a little tag for it mostly to identify the size of the garment in case it eventually becomes a hand-me-down or something. I used the June Taylor Fabric Sheets for Inkjet Printers folding in the outer edges and folding the entire tag in half. It's a little on the stiff side but certainly prints well. I'm not sure how well they hold up in the wash as I've yet to use them for anything I've kept. But it's a quick solution for custom tags.