Penguins? Guillemots?

7 Apr

More clothes making: this time for my eldest.  She chose a Charley Harper print, we can’t agree if they are penguins or guillemots but whatever they are it’s a great print.38802782410_71278e2a74_z

It’s been a while since I’ve sewn a dress for her so we’ve had to look for new patterns.  We decided upon the Lady Skater dress by Kitschy Coo even though it’s only currently available as a print and stick version (I heard a rumour that copy shop/A0 version is being prepped).


I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make the pattern (in size 2) fit on the 3 yards of fabric (44″ wide) I had so we were prepared for possibly making it short sleeved.  But it was fine with enough left for a small child size t-shirt I think.

I made a test bodice just to check it was going to fit, I hate the thought that it might not and it can’t be saved!25741989337_73bf0c4915_z

It’s a great pattern, I sewed it on my ‘normal’ machine and the overlocker following the pattern pretty much to the letter.  Bethan has worn it a lot already and has received a number of compliments on it which is always nice.

This was on my FAL list for quarter 1 so I’ll be linking up and checking out what others have achieved.

2018 Finish A Long Logo 2

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4 Replies to “Penguins? Guillemots?

  1. Oh I bet she has received compliments! The dress looks so comfy, so stylish! I think you chose the perfect pattern and your daughter chose a great fabric. Great finish! 🙂

  2. Congrats on a beautiful finish! I love the fabric! On behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts, thank you for finishing along with us.

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