Monday, December 16, 2013

Kitschy Coo Penny Pinafore

Are you ready for the most amazing pattern ever??
Introducing the newest pattern from Kitschy Coo - the Penny Pinafore!! This is a beautifully designed dress (also available in tunic and mindress lengths) with shapely princess seaming, perfect for color and print blocking.
My fabric for this dress is a combination of two double knits. The solid black is Sophia double knit from Vogue Fabrics. This stuff is the cadillac of double knits - soft and drapey but sturdy and with great recovery. The print I used for the center panels is a Maggy London double knit from FabricMart. It's just as nice as the Sophia, although it doesn't have quite as much stretch. The print is super cool though. It reminds me of the Matrix.
The skirt in the dress length is nice and swirly. Amanda has designed this pattern brilliantly, with separate cutting lines at the hip for the tunic and dress lengths, which gives you a sleek, fitted look for your tunic and a nice A-line skirt for your dress and minidress.
I cannot get over how beautifully this pattern glides over my curves in back. Mitch spent all morning telling me how much he loves the way this dress fits. Win!
I've already made a few *ahem* so you'll be seeing more before the week is out. What are you waiting for! Go get yours! It's available here as an easy to download and assemble PDF!

16 comments:

  1. You look amazing Katie! Can't wait to try this pattern xx

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  2. Lovely dress and pattern. Look terrific on you!

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  3. Is the sizing the same as the Lady Skater ? I made the Skater and needed zero alterations even no FBA. It would be awesome if this was the same .

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  4. Great dress! I like the neckline especially

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  5. This pattern seems to be the husband's choice. :) I do love the choice of fabrics on this one. That center print is cool.

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  6. I love this neckline! It's so flattering without being *ahem*. you know?

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  7. Yes! I had the same experience. I usually need a significant FBA, but didn't for either the Skater or this.

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  8. Dude, this will be so HAWT on you!! Do eet!!!

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  9. Since you mentioned the pattern on the center fabric I'm curious about what it looks like closer. Did you show a pic of it when it arrived? The dress looks fantastic!

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  10. It's *almost* the same block, the only significant change is a slightly shorter shoulder and sleeve cap for all sizes. The bust width is actually a teensy bit bigger than the Skater as I wanted it to be suitable for fabrics with less stretch (I think I've got away with as little as 10%!). I played around a lot with the princess seam to make sure it ran over the apex so the bit extra that's added in falls on the front side panel at the bust rather than at the side seam :)

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  11. Super cute dress. Love the color blocking.

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  12. I posted a close up of the fabric on IG. I tagged you so you could see it.

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