Funny faces dress
We’re just home from a little family holiday and while packing to go away, the girls and I identified some gaps in their wardrobes. At the top of the list for both Miss A and Miss B were long sleeve dresses. With this in mind, Miss B selected some fabric and I traced out View B of the Funny Faces Dress (pictured below in the middle) from Ottobre 1/2014.
Unfortunately, the dress was too big for Miss B. The good news, well good for her big sister, is that the dress fits Miss A!
The style has a relaxed fit, with a slight drop shoulder…
but I think it’s fair to say there is still some growing room even for Miss A.
I used the main fabric, a red double knit from The Fabric Store, to bind the neckline. I deviated from the pattern and bound the gathered sleeves in the skirt fabric, a stretch cotton remnant from Tessuti.
Not surprisingly, Miss B has put in an order for exactly the same dress!
Pattern: Funny Faces Dress (View B) from Ottobre 1/2014
Fabric: Double knit jersey from The Fabric Store & hearts fabric from Tessuti
Alterations: I eliminated the skirt binding, added a little extra length to the skirt piece and sewed a double fold hem. The sleeves were bound with the skirt fabric and I left off the bows.
I would have liked to have concluded this post with a photo of Miss A pulling a funny face… but she preferred to run away!