Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book Report Dress

 
Check one of February's projects off the list!
 

 
size:  6
fabric: printed corduroy, black corduroy, aqua cotton woven...all from the fabric stash!
 
Love those pockets!
 
When this pattern was released in the fall, I didn't particularly care for it and had no plans to purchase it.  But then some versions started popping up in the flickr pool that I really liked so I bit the bullet and bought it. 
 
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The size 6 fits spot on right now.  It's a little short (more like a tunic) so I have plans to sew up some black leggings.  MG saw me working on the dress Monday night and begged me to finish it so she could wear it to school on Tuesday.  Even though I don't like sewing at night (I make too many mistakes!), she was so excited that I couldn't bear to disappoint her.:)  She paired the Book Report Dress with black tights and knit shorts for modesty.
 
 
In the fall, I should be able to use the size 6 again with some added length to account for all the growing that's sure to happen this summer!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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22 comments:

  1. I love those pockets, too !
    Really great fabric choices, I especially like the black bottom with black tights, it looks so nice.
    I will be making one that has a white top with black bottom & was wondering what fabrics to use, now after seeing yours I think I'll look into the corduroys they have available at the fabric store.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! The pattern works really nice with a light weight cord.:)

      C

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  2. She does look so happy! Beautiful dress. I love the bright pockets.

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    1. She was! And I bet BK will snag the dress to wear to church on Sunday.;) That's the way it's gone recently! Thanks.

      C

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  3. Pretty! I can't wait to buy an Oliver +S pattern. I've been thinning out my stash so o can justify some new purchases!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I really enjoy sewing with Oliver + S. I wish they had a "teen" pattern line.;)

      Cindy

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  4. Love this version Cindy - the cord is perfect and suits MG really well
    (I drafted this yesterday - yippee!)

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    1. Thanks, Justine! Can't wait to see your version.:)

      C

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  5. Love the printed corduroy!!! If this were my dress, I'd be walking around with my hands in the pockets... great addition.

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  6. Very cute - looks so comfy cozy for her, and definitely perfect for layering.

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  7. You know, I really didn't like this pattern either until seeing this one. This one I really like. There may be potential here after all. :D

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    1. It's funny how that happens!;) I think my biggest dislike was the width of the dress but then I saw some pictures where the dress was less sack-like. I didn't take in the sides of this one since my other younger daughter will be wearing it too but if I made one for just M, I think I would slim the silhouette just a teeny bit.

      C

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  8. Ha ha! That second to last photo of her is fabulous! And those photos of the details show so many fun aspects to this outfit...no wonder she is so excited. Excellent work, once again, Cindy.

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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    1. "Look how high I can kick!"

      Thanks, Lauren!

      C

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  9. Very cute, and what a gorgeous corduroy I don't blame her for cracking the whip a little. It looks like a perfect style for young girls comfy and practical but still stylish.

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    1. I'm happy to indulge her (and the other 3) as I know a day will come when they don't want me to sew for them.:) Thanks, Jennifer!

      C

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  10. That printed corduroy is beautiful - I don't think I've actually sewn with corduroy yet...it's now on the list! Great dress!

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  11. Love the cord! Flickr pools are such a great way to see patterns in a different light! I'm bad about visiting them, I like that Oliver & S does features on their Facebook page.It's nice the girls can share with each other.

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    1. Thanks! I usually search the flickr pools when I'm unsure what to do with a pattern. It's a great way to get some inspiration.:)

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  12. I love that! It looks comfy and pretty. Perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I think it's a great every day dress.:)

      C

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  13. Ooh! I had a similar initial reaction to this pattern: Meh. But I love your version! In babywale cord, one of my favorite fabrics of all! Reconsidering ...

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