Friday, October 24, 2014

Kids Clothes Week: Deer in the Wood Dress


I am in love with this pattern and with the finished dress! I've seen this dress around the blog land and finally purchased the pattern last week. This is the Little Girls' Skater Dress by Kitschy Coo. Miss H loves all things that involve deer, elk, and moose, and this fabric fits perfectly with one of her favorite books right now; A Deer in the Wood, one of the My First Little House story books.


I used some organic knit by Birch Fabrics that I found in Santa Cruz last month. This probably took just about a yard. I have no complaints about the fabric. It isn't flimsy, didn't stretch while sewing, and didn't roll back up on itself! I am looking forward to making more with Birch Fabric knits. (Their store is about a 4 hour drive from us, hoping to visit some day soon!)

I made a 3T/4T after comparing measurements. This sounded a little small for Miss H, but it is actually just a bit roomy. I am hoping to make a few more in this size for this fall and winter.


The sewing went pretty quickly, but could be oh so fast with a working serger! I ended up zig zagging all my seams after stitching the pieces together to get a more finished look. I'm glad I did it. I attempted a double needle hem on the dress skirt, but either I didn't read enough about using double needles, or my machine just wasn't made for them. I didn't have any issues with the pattern pieces or instructions, other than a few typos that I'm surprised haven't been fixed by now

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