Friday, July 25, 2014

Scirocco Dress - KCW Days 4 and 5

Fabric: Main - Mormor Collection by Lotta Jansdotter
            Lining - Cotton from stash

This is the first thing I've made for my biggest girl in ages. She's at that age (10) where the cute little girl patterns are too cute and she's still too young for the true tween stuff so I just haven't been sewing for her. Enter Scirocco, I think it's the perfect blend of cute and sophisticated. Figgy's patterns are great like that. This pattern only goes up to an 8/9 size but I was able to add 1/2" all over to get it to fit and it fits perfectly. I love when projects turn out like that! This is for an outdoor family wedding we're going to in September, the bride's colors being mint and peach. I loved the really simple pattern of the fabric, I think it really helps the details of the dress stand out and is modern and fun. And the details of this pattern are great, the twist in the back is my favorite part! My pre-tween loves how "sassy" it is which makes the whole thing a huge success in my book since she's so picky about dresses. 

There were a few tricky parts in the sewing, mostly finishing the bodice lining but nothing too overwhelming and the construction is very clever. For the most part it was easy and quick. I even used my rolled hem foot for the ruffles! It was the first time I've been able to use it without cursing and wanting to chuck it. 

Up next is the Fairy Tale Dress by Oliver + S for my little girl who's the flower girl in the wedding! 


  1. Cute dress! And love the hangar too; my great grandma and great aunt used to make ones just like it for my sisters and I.


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