Pattern: "Ola de Calor" (heat wave) Sundress, Ottobre Design 03/13
Size: 146 width, 170 length
Fabric: Black/White Polka Dots cotton/lycra jersey that I think originally came from The Fabric Fairy, various cotton knits for the binding, belt, belt loops
Mods: I ended up cutting little wedges off of the front ends before putting the armhole/strap binding on so that the front would lay flat on K's chest.
K has pretty much outgrown all her summer dresses with the exception of the Roller Skate dress I sewed her for Easter. With the school year winding down and several "dress up" events coming (award ceremonies, 8th grade graduation), I've been called to duty. I have absolutely no problems buying dresses for K but her proportions (tall and lean) make dress shopping a nightmare. And I hate to purchase a dress, only to have to alter it to fit her. So much easier to sew a dress!
I've been working real hard at using fabrics from my stash. When I came across this polka dot knit while cleaning up recently, it looked like the perfect fabric for a fun, youthful dress. K chose the colors for the binding and belt loops.
She put the new dress to use tonight for her Spring Sports Banquet...
Shrug is RTW and the heels are mine;)
K accepting her pin to place on the Letter she received the first year she ran track
I might be a little biased but I think she was the best dressed young lady there!