Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Striped Dress


So, while working on something tailored for myself, I have been having fun making outfits for DD. This one I drafted myself, starting from a tee and a pair of leggings she has and adapting them.

The fabric is a double faced double knit from http://www.textileophile.com/. Loooove that store... As you can see I've used both sides of the fabric. The trim and buttons are from Joann.

0.25" elastic is sewn at the top of the dark brown inset to keep it from stretching. The insert itself is two layers and the elastic is sandwitched between them.

I also added a tiny bow with a button at the hem of the leggings to corespond to the bow and button at the empire waist.











BTW, the boots she is wearing are not Ugg. They are, however, the Target version (knock-off) of the famous UGG. So far, I have been very impressed with them, the looks, the color variety(they come in chestnut, brown and pink), the craftsmanship, how comfy they are, the low price compared to the original. Besides, they have a side zipper, so DD puts them on by herself! So, yes, if you are looking for boots for your kid, these are great! Oh, other than I shop at Target sometimes, I am in way connected to them:)


7 comments:

Erica B. said...

That dress is the cutest thing ever!

Deidre said...

I love everything you make! You have such a fashion forward style. That is the most darling dress with an adorable model. :)

colour by number said...

your daughter is so lucky!

shorty said...

If I had a girl I would have to copy that cute outfit!! I have boys, not a bad thing unless you want to sew something fun!hehe Thanks for sharing, I just love seeing all the wonderful stuff you make

Shorty

Heatherrivity said...

Ah.....Definitely delightful! She's a sweetheart!

Tany said...

She's so stylish!! Her new clothes are awesome!

Maja said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! I love all the dresses you made for her.