Pattern: New Look 6296
Size Made: 10
Fabric: 3 different solids of single jersey knit
We went swimming last week and it suddenly occurred to me that she didn't have a dress that was easy to get on and off over her costume. Little sister has loads to choose from so I realized I needed to crack on with a few knit sundresses for her.
I could have flicked through my Ottobre Design magazines as they are the place to go for knits but I had this pattern in my collection and was eager to give it a try.
Boo's measurements actually put her in the size 12 but looking at the amount of ease I decided to go down to a 10. If I am being picky, it looks a little too big around her chest. But I am not sure if I will get around to retracing all those pieces in a smaller size. I think that by the end of summer I will still have a dress that fits her well so I can live with that.
The construction was a breeze. With a serger and a twin needle anything is possible!
I love the detail of the back, it is sporty and casual, yet wonderfully girly from the front.
I chose three different solid colours from the remains of my knit fabrics. I had enough scraps left over from previous projects to cut out all the pieces and so went for a mix and match approach. I nearly went for a different fabric for the skirt, but let me tell you I am so glad I chose the lime green. I could spot her a mile off through the kids on the playground and so always knew where she was. Lol!