It’s that time of year again, when 90% of Ellery’s clothes seem to be suddenly too small. I’m hoping to make a few basic knit dresses/tunics that she can throw on over leggings for school.
This is the new Cocoon dress pattern by Trine of Groovybaby…and mama. A very simple design with a cozy cocoon shape and sweet (optional flutter) 3/4 sleeves. It’s very Trine-like! Have you ever read her blog, or taken a look at her Instagram feed? She has such a clear style, and always chooses really neat fabrics. She spews cool.
Anyway, I made a straight size 8 for 7 1/2 year old Ell. The fit seems just right, though I think next time around I’d cut the length to a size 7 since it’s a tad long at the back.
The striped fabric is a poly/cotton/rayon knit purchased locally at Les Fabriques. It’s a nice medium weight- sturdy enough to keep the cocoon shape looking cocoon-y!
The ruffles and neckband are from an old shirt of my husband’s that matched perfectly. Thank you Dean-o!
The neckband is not part of the pattern (the pattern suggests you fold the neckline under once and topstitch, but I loved Kristi’s versions and decided to add the band like she did. I like the added contrast.
This is a very quick sew! Just like sewing a t-shirt. Embrace the cocoon, friends. 🙂