3.23.2013

Scirocco

When the Sew Fab E-Pattern sale was announced a couple of weeks ago I debated for about 2.2 seconds before I decided to purchase the patterns.  Want to know what sealed the deal for me?

It was the Scirocco pattern.


I mean look at how cute that back is!  In fact, when I first saw the pattern all I could think was "how did I not notice this pattern before?"  And so after purchasing the bundle this dress quickly jumped to the front of the to-be-sewn pile - especially after I found that I had just enough fabric left over from this coat to make the dress.  It's like it was meant to be.


Based on O's measurements I ended up cutting out a size 2/3 for the width but a size 4/5 for the length because I was concerned about the smaller size being too short on her.  The fit ended up being perfect, but given that this dress has no closure and just slips over your child's head, I have to confess that it takes a bit of wiggling to get it on.  Fortunately, it's well worth it once it's on.


The pattern itself went together fairly easily although there was a bit of head-scratching when it came to sewing the shoulder part together.  In the end I gave up (I'm going to blame it on 12 months of sleep deprivation and utter laziness) and I just closed the seams with some top-stitching which worked perfectly.  There's also quite a bit of hemming involved given that you have three little flounces to hem and the lining of the skirt.  But again, it's totally worth it (have I said that enough times, yet?)


Once the dress was finished O was ridiculously excited to try it on and then refused to take it off for the entire day.  And, as you can tell, she also rocked it on our trip to Hawaii.


I remain madly in love with the twisted detail and open cut-out in the back.  So much so that I kind of want to plead with Figgy's to size this up to women's sizes.  Is that weird to lust after your children's clothes?


12 comments:

  1. It is not weird to lust after your child's clothes. Totally normal. :) I would love a dress with a back like that. Great job!

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  2. Cutest thing EVER! And no, I wish Figgys would upsize the suki really bad!

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  3. It looks great, love the back, and yay for satisfied customers!

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  4. So o cute and the cutest pictures ever! :-)

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  5. Oh that is just fantastic! I love it in that fabric, it needs something a little fun but not too fancy to just let the shape be the star. Or, in your case, the small person wearing it ;)

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  6. So pretty! I love the fabric you've chosen.

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  7. I bought that pattern bundle too--specifically for the Figgy's patterns! I can't wait to make this dress! Yours is adorable! The twist in the back and all those flounces are perfect for vacation!

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  8. This is such a great dress! Love the fabric. I made this for my daughter for her first birthday and also could not figure out the shoulders! Maybe it's a mom thing! Great job!

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  9. she is looking so grown up and that dress is adorable on her! i love the simple polka dots, they really make the details of the pattern shine. nice work :)

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  10. It's sooo beautiful! Agree with Gail - O is looking so grown up these days! Fantastic fabric choice, too.

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  11. I love the dots! I have a guess about where you might've gotten stuck on the shoulder bit. It's not hard to sew, but it's hard to describe. I posted photos of that step here, and in the next few photos after that, hope it helps if you want to make this dress again: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hemoglobinhummingbird/7523763288/in/set-72157630470439266/

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