Monday, May 6, 2013

Camera Dress

Pattern: Ottobre 6/2012 #33 Peilisali Dress
Fabric: 1 1/2 yds camera fabric Hobby Lobby; pin dot fabric Hobby Lobby
Notions: aqua piping, invisible zipper
Total Cost: ~$14.00
Size: 128cm
Child's Age: 8 

[Tights: White pin dot Old Navy; Shoes: Raaf en Vos; Cardigan: Target]
When I spotted this camera fabric at Hobby Lobby, I couldn't help myself, I had to make something with it.  Why not a dress. I picked out the white with black pin dot fabric for the yoke for a bit of contrast and also decided to add the aqua piping in between the yoke and bodice for a bit of color interest and playfulness to the black and white.

I think it's a fun dress, perfectly complemented by these shoes I was finally able to snag up from Raaf en Vos for the small price of an arm and a leg.

I made the size 128 cm which is probably still a bit big on Monkey Pants' slender frame but that's OK.  Aside from the little fabric variations, I did engage in a bit of totally unnecessary nonsense with the yoke. The pattern has a facing but I decided to do a full lining and then realized I would have to put the facing on there anyway to be able to finish the top edge. Overkill with lining the yoke. But Monkey Pants does have an appreciation for smooth seams.

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