Stripey Cocoon

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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!

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The ruffles and neckband are from an old shirt of my husband’s that matched perfectly.  Thank you Dean-o!

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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.

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 This is a very quick sew!  Just like sewing a t-shirt.  Embrace the cocoon, friends. 🙂

 

– Erin

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