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.
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!