Perry Moffitt

July 27, 2011

A dress for later

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 8:16 pm
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Well I lied. I said I was gonna try sewing this dress without a pattern but I realized I had a pattern very similar!

I tried my hand at the Japanese pattern book I picked up ages ago … I wish I knew the name…

that is the cover, this is the dress I made

I made the smallest pattern, 100, which I later looked up and learned it equates to 3T.  It was my first time in ages sewing with knits. This is saying a lot! I have been sewing since I was 12 and many failures in the early days had me too scared to ever try knits again. But I watched this video on YouTube  and holy crap, it worked! I wasn’t brave enough to do all the pieced shapes from the dress I mentioned a few weeks ago, but I think it is pretty fantastic.

Full disclosure; I wish I could say that the contrasting fabric at the bottom was artistry and creativity, but truthfully it was accommodate the lack of fabric I discovered a little too late.I won’t be adding horizontal seams in knits again, it puckers a little too much for my liking.

And in this picture you can see the pockets. Currently below the knee (HA HA HA HA!) It will fit sometime around 2014…. But I love the pattern so much she will have a whole collection of these dresses by then!

I knew it would be way too big for her while I was cutting it, but it seems silly to take pictures of a dress on a hanger when there is such a cutie model who works for cookies!

I got all 3 knits from Cloth and Bobbin.


  1. Hey, I like the little wave action you’ve got going on in your horizontal seams. It looks like you adjusted your differential feed on purpose to get a subtle frilled effect. If you make another dress like this, just cut the pieced on border a little wider than the main part of the dress and let the wavy seam be part of the design.

    Comment by Rebecca Grace — July 28, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

    • I like that you call it frilled. I called it puckered, but frilled makes it seem more girl-y and fancy dress!

      Comment by perrymoffitt — July 29, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply

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