Playing catch-up from last week’s Kids Clothes Week. I have two more Ivy outfits I completed last week to show you. Today it’s a little bunny dress and some striped, cropped leggings.
The dress is the same as I used for Ivy’s birthday dress this past year HERE. It’s the Wood Mouse Dress (#16) from Ottobre 6/2014. I started to sew the smallest size, a 92cm. But I was super short on fabric, so I graded it down just a bit to fit on the fabric I wanted to use. I wasn’t too worried about doing this. Even though Ivy measures at about 91cm high, she is very thin and I was confident the smaller size would still fit.
The original pattern is for a long-sleeve top, but I wanted short sleeves for spring. I drafted a short sleeve pattern using the arm scythe from the original sleeve piece.
But even going short sleeve, I didn’t have enough fabric to cut out both sleeves. I was working with a [pre-washed] half meter of the knit, and I just couldn’t get things to fit. So the one sleeve is pieced. And I didn’t have enough of the fabric to pattern match the piecing very well. I tried to at least match up the “hill”, and hope for the best. Thankfully, the print is busy enough, that I don’t think the seam down the center sleeve is all that noticeable, unless you know it’s there.
To go with the bunny dress, I made up a pair of cropped leggings out of a coordinating stripe. The pattern is Caterpillar Leggings (#2) from Ottobre Designs 1/2015 in a size 92cm. Super fast and easy to sew. I cropped the leggings from the full-leg length of the original pattern.
Both fabrics are by Liandlo: Little White Rabbit and Green Stripe Cotton Knit, purchased from Emrose Designs. Oh! how I love European knits! So buttery soft and easy to sew, with the perfect drape and weight.
Ivy picked out the print this past fall, and was so happy that I finally did something with her chosen fabric.
Dress: Wood Mouse Dress (#16) Ottobre 6/2014, sized down from size 92. Fabric is Liandlo Little White Rabbit Cotton Knit from Emrose Designs
Leggings: Caterpillar Leggings (#2) Ottobre Designs 1/2015, size 92 cm. Fabric is Liandlo Green Stripe Cotton Knit from Emrose Designs
Flip Flops: Roxy TW Tandi Sandal (affiliate link)