Lest you think that I am back to my frenetic ways, be assured that it is nothing of that sort. Besides we are all recovering from the poor kid falling sick first from a cold and now some stomach upset thing. There is some chance that baby M is allergic to cow’s milk (that I am drinking) and so I am off all dairy for a few weeks. Being a milk loving person and coming from a milk obsessed nation this is a bit traumatic, so I am currently obsessively scouring all other calcium rich foods ranging from seaweed to ragi/nachni (finger millet).
So, anyway. Having now told you what’s going on here, let me get to the point, which is this dress.
And now for some details. The fabric: my sister bought it for me in one of the shops from Nehru place, our local fabric market back in June. I am not sure what kind of knit it is, but its quite stable easy to sew and doesn’t have a whole lot of stretch. The constrast binding is recycled from a maternity tee shirt 🙂 The pattern is this one, and while I did not look at the instructions too closely other than how to attach the neck binding they looked pretty straight forward to me.
In fact they are such a hit that she wants another dress just like this because of the pockets. I might just make another one with long sleeves which is what is featured on their site.
I think a slightly fitted look would have been nicer, but it is likely that this is not an issue with the pattern but N who has very thin arms. I made the dress in size 4 with the torso and skirt length extended by 1.5″ each. The rest of the dress fits well, but I am not sure how to just make the sleeves slimmer. Any thoughts?
Not sure where we were going with that!
OK, that’s it from me! Time to sign off for now.