Friday, February 26, 2016
Kid's Clothes Week: Croquet Dress
This may be one of my favorite dresses I've made in a while! I made one when Miss H was a toddler, and it didn't fit her very well. I recently found the next size range in this pattern on sale and have been holding onto it for a few months, working up the courage to give it another shot. A couple days ago I was going through my fabric and patterns, trying to come up with my next Kid's Clothes Week project, and nothing was working for me. Eventually I found this cactus print at the bottom of a bin, and some coordinating solid coral. Because Miss H has grown so much recently, our pattern selection in her size is limited, so we landed on this Croquet Dress pattern. It fits sooooo well!
Pattern: Oliver + S Croquet Dress
Fabric: Cacti Field in Festival from Morning Walk by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery, and a solid coral from American Made
Changes: I added 2 inches to the bottom of the skirt length. Next time I will top stitch the collar down around the edges. I thought about it this time because I was worried that it would pop up or wash funny, but talked myself out of it. It does pop up funny on the initial wearing, so we will see how it washes.