Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KCWC Day 1

I had all of my fabric, thread and other notions ready for the start of KWCW yesterday.  I decided that I would start with a fairly easy project that I could zip through and have at least one thing done for the week!

I started with the peasant dress that I had planned for A in size 3T.  I used the Leila and Ben Sweet Little Dress pattern.  This pattern is so cute and can be used for so many different outfits.  I have made several types of tops and dresses from this one pattern because it is such a great base for a peasant style dress or top.  I got the idea for this dress from a kit that was being sold at a fabric store online.  They had a dress in tan patterned fabric with an inset of polka dot fabric along the front center panel.  I thought it looked so summery and beachy but wanted to jazz it up a little bit. 

For the main fabric I used a quilting cotton that is printed to look like linen.  It looked so cute but would also be comfy for A and have none of the scratchy issues that linen can sometimes have. 

For the ruffle I just cut 2 strips of fabric 42”x3.5” sewed them together and then turned it right side out.  I ruffled the fabric and then sewed to the center front of my dress. 

This was a pretty quick project to get the creative juices flowing and gave me some confidence for the week.  Because I had this cut out and all ready to go it only took be about an hour to get it all finished. 

Of course it is supposed to be rainy with cooler temps today so A decided to wear it with some leggings underneath.  I didn’t get a chance to take a picture but hopefully I can snag one tonight when she gets home.

My plan is to work on the Tula Pink t-shirt dresses tomorrow.  I really want to get these done and think that sewing them at the same time will help get it done a little quicker.  I’ll be back tomorrow with an update of how things are coming along.




  1. Such a cute dress! It looks really simple to make. Great job!


  2. What a lovely dress - the ruffle is just perfect!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Love the way you have adapted the pattern, Erin. The ruffle makes it so girlie!!!