Here’s my first completed KCW Summer project.
A breezy colorful dress for my littlest gal, Coco.
I realized halfway into sewing this that is the 4th consecutive garment I’ve made with cotton voile. Hmm. Might I be a one-trick pony? Probably… but I love sewing with the stuff! That hashtag up there? Yeah… could not get that out of my head white I was working on this.
Too much Instagramming I guess. ;)
The pattern is one that I drew up last Summer (here and here). I’ve hinted before at a possible tutorial, but every time I make one I change it up a little and still don’t feel like it’s quite perfected!
The voile solids in Mist and Coral are by Free Spirit, that I purchased from Hawthorne Threads– one of my favorite online fabric shops. And the AMH print is one I’ve had for a while… Actually, I kind of hoard it in every colorway, so be prepared to see it again and again. You’ve been warned.
The basic construction of the dress is easy. A long rectangle folded in half for the bodice, A couple of ruffled straps, and a gathered skirt piece.
Since voile is so thin, I decided to line the bodice (that print is one piece of fabric folded over) with a piece of folded over muslin. It made for a nice weight that hopefully will hold up better than the last ones I made which got pretty wrinkly and shifty over time.
Anyway, the straps are two pieces of voile pieced together, then folded and shifted over. I then zig-zag the raw edges, shape them with scissors, and make a little casing for elastic. Pretty easy.
I love the coral peeking out from underneath the print.
I added a couple of paper-thin white buttons that were begging to be used for a sweet dress like this.
And a big vintage coral button to close the back.
So there you have it. One KCW project down. I’ve got a couple of pairs of shorts on my list, but Summertime has been CRAY-to-the-Z around here, we’ll see if I can get around to it. Oh, and they won’t be made with voile.
Not that this face would mind.
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