2.23.2014

Two and a Half Yards



Well in case you were ever wondering, here's what you can make out of two and a half yards of luscious Valori Wells knit fabric?

One cardigan.

Two waistbands.

And one dress.


Sadly, I think that this is the last thing that I'll be able to make out of this fabric since I've used up just about every remaining scrap of it.  That's probably a good thing though since I'm guessing that you're kind of sick of seeing this fabric.


The dress is the ever lovely Oliver and S Hopscotch Dress which I happen to think is kind of perfect for everyday wear.  It's made out of knit fabric so it's incredibly comfortable plus it's long sleeved so it's a bit warmer than most dresses.  Those are both big pluses in my book.  The only downside of the pattern is that O is on the verge of outgrowing the sizes that I own so this version is actually a size four with some added length.  Fortunately, O is a bit of a string bean so this actually worked perfectly for her.  I love it when things actually work out  - like unintentional pattern matching at the seams.  Glorious, I tell you!


The neck binding is just leftover brown organic jersey from the same cardigan and harem pants.  I happen to have a tiny bit of this fabric left so you may have to put up with seeing it in at least one more project.


And lest you think that O is happy all the time, here's the face that she gives her little sister to let her know that she is not pleased.


10 comments:

  1. ROFLMAO, love the face in the last pic 'we are not amused'. Great dress anyway :o)

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  2. so super cute - love it!! Did you find that the pattern runs tight across the chest? I ended up making size 8 to fit my skinny 5 yr old and was confused it was just me . . .

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    1. It definitely has a fitted bodice. I didn't end up having to size up for my oldest kiddo, but that may just be because she runs on the slender size.

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  3. Oh, the withering stare! Great dress.

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  4. Oh yes, the death frown. know it well!
    the dress is gorgeous. I was just eyeing that exact fabric in an online shopping window and then tore myself away to read blogs instead, and what do I find!
    love the Hopscotch dress! beautiful sewing.

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  5. Oh my gosh, that angry face is PERFECT. I have a feeling she learned that from her mother. *Duckingandrunning.*

    The dress is great! I love this pattern! Why have I not sewn more of these??!

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  6. I love this dress! This pattern is definitely on my short list for this spring. And that last look is priceless!

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  7. Wonderful work! This is so stunning. I adore the fabric too.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  8. I think you just sold me on the pattern. It really is great with that fabric. So cute!

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