Monday, July 23, 2012

Ottobre 03/2012-13

The parade of girlie dresses continues! Just a few more, then I think I'll need to sew some boy stuff.
This is Ottobre 03/2012-13, the "Hollywood Cerise" dress. I spotted it as a must-make when I first got my issue of Otto, and I'm not the only one, as there are already a couple of versions of it in the Flickr group.
Myra chose the fabric we used. Bet you'd never have guess that!
It is quilting cotton, but reasonably nice stuff, particularly the cupcake print.
As you can probably see, this is a ridiculously simple dress - cut on, kimono sleeves, simple fold over placket for the buttons, and a couple of patch pockets.
I added some glittery ric rac to the yoke seam, but otherwise let the fabric do the talking. The neckline and sleeves are both finished with facings; the sleeves with strips of bias that are topstitched down and the neckline with a shaped facing that I catchstitched to the seam allowances at the shoulder and front yoke seam.
It's a sweet, simple little dress that I think Myra will wear a lot, and a perfect design for some wild prints. You know you have some...

10 comments:

  1. Glittery rick-rack???? Where did you find such wonderfulness???

    That is one adorable dress!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Walmart! Can you believe it?? They had lavender, too.

      Delete
  2. I smile whenever I see a photo of Myra. Makes my day. She is such a cutie and her personality shines through! She looks like a porcelain doll. Love your blog and kids.

    Keep up the excellent work,
    Marge R.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! What lovely compliments! We think she's pretty precious, too. :)

      Delete
  3. I say, sew girlie dresses while you can---mine are both well past them! It's adorable, of course, and looks like it will be worn to death---perfect! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. nothing like a cupcake print dress! She'll be the cutest little preschooler in that school!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cute dress(es).
    I love the ric rac trim--nice detail.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another well done. Love this one too. She is so lovely in her little dresses. As others say enjoy sewing these things while you can.
    Best wishes
    Brenda in the Boro UK

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is very sweet! It looks like it might be good for using up some of those one yard prints I've managed to acquire.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love it! I will have to go find my issue. Do you remember off hand if it's just toddler sizes or did they do it in infant too?

    ReplyDelete