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Ottobre Design Magazine: 04-2013-14 (Princess Castle) - Type:Kids(boys & girls)    printable version
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Posted on:11/12/13 1:26 AM
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She chose the fabric for her new dress because "it has leopard spots." (I think it looks like paint splotches.) My cat lover of a daughter doesn't differentiate between domestic or wild cats---any cat will do. And any dress that reminds her of cats is sure to be a favorite. I was not sure what pattern to use for this fabric until I saw the dress that "Grays08" sewed for her daughter. I liked her dress so much that I followed suite.

The photos are here.

My! Did it feel ever so good to sew again! And this simple Ottobre pattern was a quick and easy way to get my feet back into the water so to speak. Yes, it was a simple pattern, but the details of the binding and the contrast pockets make it more than just ordinary. Once again, I am reminded of why I like Ottobre designs so much!

The pattern: Ottobre 4/2013, design #13, the Princess Castle dress

The fabric: cotton-lycra jersey knit from JoAnn Fabrics

The Size: 128. The dress is a bit wide on Em; I probably could have gone down a size.

Modifications: I lengthened the dress slightly. I did want to make long sleeves since the cold weather is coming, but I did not have enough fabric. The short sleeves work better under a long sleeved cardigan anyway.

I like this dress so much that I plan to make it again!
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Christas said...
It's so wonderful to see you sewing again! I've missed your reviews so much. Your daughter is growing up and just as pretty as ever in her new dress. The dress is so cute, too. Of course the sewing is PERFEECT, as always. You do such nice work! And..... of course those are colorful leopard spots and not paint splotches. I totally knew that when I saw the fabric in Em's pics. LOL!
11/12/13 9:00 AM
sunnysewing said...
I love this pattern too, such a cute dress you made here. :)
11/12/13 9:51 AM
Pj3g said...
What a compliment to Grays08! This is such a cute pattern and your dress is so cute too! And your little girl looks so sweet--just like a little lady!
11/13/13 10:22 AM
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