Monday, October 28, 2013

kcw day 7 - izzy dress

I did manage to squeeze one more project into Kids Clothes Week on day 7.  I had posted a picture of some lovely Alexander Henry fabric back in this post, but I wasn't really sure what I wanted to use it for.  At first I was going to make another Sally Dress, but then I ended up writing this tutorial instead, and I wasn't in the mood to make a third Sally Dress.  It's actually unusual for me to make two of any dress pattern in such a short amount of time, but three is unheard of :)

So instead, I used my own Izzy Top pattern (get the free pattern here) and turned it into a dress!  This really is a great pattern for highlighting a bold print because the pattern itself is quite simple.


To make the Izzy Top into a dress, all you need to do is add 6" to the length of both the front and back skirt pieces.  If you prefer a tunic length, then add 3" instead.


Today's photo sessions is brought to you by Skittles :)  Mae was not about to sit still without some kind of bribe, so I raided the Halloween candy stash!  And when I didn't dole out the Skittles fast enough, I was the recipient of Mae's fierce look ... which I of course took a picture of :)


Hands down, my favorite closures on a dress are buttons, but sometimes snaps are simply more practical on little kid clothes.  Especially when Daddy is the one getting the little kid dressed :)  Button or snap ... the Izzy Top looks cute with either one!


This print is absolutely beautiful.  The rich combination of colors is rather unusual but stunning in person, which is what drew me to it in the first place.  I rarely use statement prints like this, but every once in a while I fall in love with one, especially when it has a cute little cat that looks just like Mae's Buppy :)  Luckily, this dress didn't use very much fabric, so I still have enough for another project!


Mae's happy with the dress too, but I think this particular look has a lot more to do with the Skittle in her mouth than any piece of clothing she is wearing :)


Materials:
Bodice - Legacy Studio Teal Textured Dot from Joann's
Skirt - Alexander Henry "aoi has 2 sisters" in Turquoise/Red
Lining/Snap tab - Robert Kaufman Interweave Chambray in Berry
Snap - Kamsnaps
Tights - MiniBoden
Shirt - H&M
Boots - H&M

12 comments :

  1. Oh the little dress is totally adorable. Well done!

    Stopping by via the KCW projects page.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really glad you stopped by! It gave me a chance to see some of your creations as well :)

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  2. I love the bold print, and the fabric that you paired it with! Lovely job:)

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    1. I love this fabric too! It really makes the dress.

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  3. Beautiful! I just admired that same fabric when I went to JoAnns lol... So perfect in your dress!

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    1. I rarely admire fabric while I'm in Joann's... if I love it, I buy it and admire it at home :)

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  4. hahaha That look ahaha Priceless :) The dress is wonderful, and it is a perfect pattern to showcase cool bright prints :) Well done :)

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    1. Thanks! I see that look quite a bit around here, but it makes me smile every time :)

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  5. So so cute! I just love the fabric....and the little one's expressions are priceless!

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    1. Thanks! I think she's adorable, and I'm pretty sure she does too ;)

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  6. Thanks bunches for the update on the Izzy Dress! Starting it right now!!
    Great dress and so adorable (really love the print!!) but, it was so hard to read... I kept giggling at your daughters many facial expressions! :D
    Too Cute~

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    1. This isn't even the tip of the iceberg as far as her facial expressions go! At the moment she's perfecting her frown and it's so cute it makes me smile every time :)

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