KCWC: Whitney Dress.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm finally getting around to posting the last thing I sewed during this last Kids Clothing Week Challenge.  I'd bought the Farbenmix Whitney racerback dress pattern a while ago, before racerback dress patterns became easier to find (Lil Blue Boo recently released a pattern, and crafterhours has a free pattern and tutorial).  I knew when I saw this pretty floral border print that it should be a racerback dress.  And now it is!

As with many Farbenmix patterns, the Whitney is available only in German (my fascination with other-language patterns continues), though there is a step-by-step guide with helpful photos.  It's a very easy-to-sew pattern that goes together ridiculously fast, especially if you don't first sew the binding to the wrong side, like I did.

I made this one in size 122 for my girl who's generally a 6X-7, and I'm thinking I could have sized down.  The neck and arms seem a bit low to me.  But that could be because I sewed this on the cross-grain to accommodate the border print.  That could result in a little big of stretching and drooping. 

Regardless, this is a dress that will be worn a lot this summer.  It's comfy, great for running around and twirling a lasso of truth like Wonder Woman.

The very best part of this dress is the back.  I want one for myself!

But, let's face it, nothing will ever look as cute on me as on my happy little girl.

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