Here is my next KCW offering! I have had this frock on my want-to-make list for the longest time. I loved this pattern when it came out and have ooh-ed and aah-ed the several excellent versions of it in the Oliver+S flickr pool.
Finally I got down to making my version of it this week.
I’ve pretty much followed the pattern to a T. The pattern came with excellent instructions and it was a breeze to make. The instructions for the pockets are super clear and they turn out exactly what I had imagined them to be.
My only tiny addition is embellishing the yoke with small embroidered circles.
I made it in size 5T with length extend by 2″. It’s already on the shorter side, I can tell, but given the general loose fit I wouldn’t add more because with N’s very narrow shoulders it wouldn’t look good.
The fabric comes from one of my favourite shops in Pune “Banjara” and is a very light cotton perfect for summer. The yoke fabric is a Japanese one from which I made pants for N many moons ago. I am sorry I can no longer find a good photo of those. N even barely remembers them herself.
The buttons are lovely wooden ones that I got in Bangalore on Commercial street a while ago.
All in all, N has her first summer dress.
Her favourite feature is the pockets and the buttons. And I have to admit I love the back of this dress as much as I like the front.
So that’s it from me. As you can see, still pretty far from the “wild things” theme, but I am enjoying every bit of this week’s work. I have still a tiny bit of sewing that I plan to do today and tomorrow. If I manage that it’s going to be a very productive kcw for me!