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New Pattern, New Skills!

I took a risk and branched out from that peasant dress pattern I’ve been making over and over. I saw an adorable dress on Instagram, and I just had to make it.  I spent hours scouring the internet for the pattern, and I finally found it in Tikatuly‘s Etsy shop. (I thought I’d save you guys the aggravation of searching for it.)  I love this pattern.  I couldn’t recommend it more.  It was simple enough for a beginner like me, but it looks much fancier than a beginner garment.  I’ve made three of these so far with fabric in my stash destined for at least three more.

Up first is Kirsi’s “Minnie Mau” dress.  One side is a vintage Mickey and Minnie print, and the other side is a white polka dot print on a red background.  Kirsi loves Minnie Mouse, so she was very, very excited to wear her dress.  Score one for Mom!

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017Kirsi lost interest in posing after the first couple of minutes, so I didn’t get any shots of the other side of the dress.  She’ll probably wear it Minnie Mouse side out 99% of the time, but I like having the option to turn the dress around if she were to soil the outside of it while we’re out.

I was planning to make Eva a dress, too, but I discovered that the fabric I purchased for her dress wasn’t wide enough.  I compromised and made her a tunic instead.

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061She modeled it for me before heading off to school yesterday.  One side is a butterfly print, and the other side is a night sky print.  I didn’t get shots of her wearing the other side, either, but you can see a bit of the night sky print in the last photo.  I totally bought special butterfly buttons for her top.  Aren’t they awesome?

064I’m going to try to finish up a couple of knitting projects before sewing anything else.  It’s about to get cold around here, and I want to have those handknits ready!


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Little Sister Tunic – Complete!

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve changed the Little Sister Dress into a Little Sister Tunic.  Unfortunately, I did not have nearly enough yarn to complete a dress.  😦  I used almost every bit of the 420 yards of Debbie Bliss Bella that I had.

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Little Sister Tunic

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Pearl Buttons!

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Close-up of ridges on the yoke.

 

This top measures 11.5 inches across the chest (23 inches around) and 14.5 inches from the top of the neck to the bottom of the hem.  According to my research, this makes the top a size 4T.  Yep, no one will be wearing this for a long time.

For those interested, I used size 4 needles and 4 skeins of Debbie Bliss Bella in color 16011.  If you’d like to see all of the details regarding this project, visit my Rav page!