Friday, March 20, 2015

Knot Dress

I got another good picture of Kai wearing her dress. 

This month over at Project Run and Play the challenge of the month was this adorable 

When I saw this pattern I immediately knew I wanted to make a lightweight jacket or cardigan, and this is why.

Knot Dress Free Pattern - sizes 2T thru 6T

There is this gorgeous little keyhole in the back.

I just thought it would be beyond divine to have the dress fabric show through the keyhole of the jacket, which coincidentally is held together only by the knots.

Plus, even though it's spring it's never warm enough to go without a cardigan on Easter Sunday.
I wanted this to be her Easter dress, so I just had to make it.

This gave me the perfect opportunity to make her that ruffle bustle dress I've been wanting to make her too.  I also wanted to make an open backed jacket for it when I got around to making her a ruffle bustle dress.  I got to do both in this project, and we both love how it turned out.

I used the same pattern for the cardigan, but used a new tutorial for drafting my sleeve pattern.

I thought about cutting the jacket to be the length of the dress, but she likes the way it looks with her cowgirl boots and jeans too, so I left it this length.

 Here is the dress without the cardigan.

 Now Carolina wants me to make her one.  Don't know if I'll have time.  We'll find out.

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  1. I like the Dick and Jane fabric that you used. Where did you buy it. I've created a Dick and Jane outfit once- and my granddaughter really like it. She liked your dress too, so that's why I am asking about the fabric.
    Deborah @ Sew Much To Give

    1. Thank you! I actually picked up this fabric from a facebook group I'm part of where people buy/sell/trade leftover fabric they have and want to get rid of. It's called Fabric Hoarders or something like that. I was looking for something totally different when I came across this.

    2. That outfit you made is so cute! You really put a lot of work into all those accessories too. Adorable!

  2. That cardigan is so unique, I love it!

  3. How creative! I love your whole look.
    Thanks for popping by my blog as well!

  4. The long cardigan is interesting and beautiful! Lovely outfit!

  5. I like the dress fabric a lot. That cardigan looks really intresting, I have never seen anything like that. You are very creative!

  6. The ruffles. The bustle. And that jacket! I especially love how it all ties together in the back, and you can peek through to the dress. This is fabulous!

  7. What a great combo! You put so much work into this cute outfit. I love that fabric too. We used the pattern to make a topper too!

  8. Thank you. I like how you used the pattern too.

  9. Oh my goodness, those ruffles on the back are so precious!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!