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Summer knit dress

Here we are with another installment of Summer Clothes for Curly Cutie.

I’m starting to venture out into knit fabrics (outside of my refashioning ventures) and I must admit……I’m having fun!

I knew I wanted to try my hand at another circle skirt.

Back down memory Lane:  First circle skirt

polka dot circle skirtI pretty much fell for circle skirts after this one and knew I had to make more.  There are plenty tutorials out now that help with making these skirts.  I happened upon this one where I learned the basic principles for making them out of woven fabrics.  Since I wanted to make one from knit fabric I knew the measurements would have to be slightly adjusted.  For CC’s skirt, I just winged it.  I kept cutting away at the waist area until it fit her.  For others that need a more detailed method for making a circle skirt from knit fabric, this tutorial may be helpful.

Then I found Rae’s Angel Top where you use actual measurements to construct the garment.  I thought if I combined this top with a circle skirt that we would have a cute little dress on our hands.

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dress side

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And a little something she made for me.

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We both like this dress.  CC says it so comfortable.  Initially, I wasn’t really sold on the fabric.  It kinda played with my eyes, you know with the neon pink and gray stripes.  It did grow on me though.  Besides, the fabric was on clearance.  I like having this stuff on hand for when I come across projects I want to try.  I surely wouldn’t want to cut into expensive fabric to do a test run.  Just so happens, this test worked out for us.  If I make it again, I will make the top a little bigger so it’s not as close fitting.  I do like that the sleeves are incorporated into the design and don’t have to be put on separately.

This is how we’re clothing Curly Cutie for the summer!

 

 

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Popover Sundress

How is it that Curly Cutie has pretty much taken over the blog?

How could I not jump on the oliver + s Popover Sundress train?  I just had to!  The Popover Sundress is a free pattern released by oliver + s.

It seemed like it would be an easy sew, and it was.  For Curly Cutie, I cut a size 4 with the length of a size 8.  I used a little bit of piping to accent the front of the dress.  The length hit above the knee, so we threw on leggings underneath.

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This freebie also comes with a doll-sized dress pattern.  So, we had to make one for Curly Cutie’s baby too.

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DSC00209Ha!  The pattern is sized for an 18″ doll, and this doll is about 14″ or 15″.  I chopped off about an inch from the pattern, which wasn’t really enough.  But hey, we have more like a popover maxi.  That’s just fine with CC.  She was pretty excited about her mini-me.

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I should also mention that I thought it would be cool to share about the summer clothes I’ve made for CC using other free and self-drafted patterns.  So, I’ll be sharing some of those items here soon.  It has been a pretty fun journey.  I am enjoying the learning process as  well as the final products.  Maybe I’ll get serious about making some items for myself.