As promised I am back again working on Tiny Kitty and her new cotton dress. Thought I would share the inspiration dress with you so here it is.
While figuring out the pattern, I had been diligently looking for my blue striped fabric. THE perfect fabric you know you have but for some reason you are unable to locate it? Yesterday I finally found and sadly, there is not enough to create the dress. And if there was, there is certainly insufficient fabric for mistakes. Curses!!! (Because you know I will make a mistake.)
|Blue solid and striped fabrics|
Since my Tiny Kitty has these blue ribbons as accents on her slip, I wanted to keep everything for this figure in blue, but it is not to be. Serendipity, however, is still alive and kicking in my favor. I have a found another wonderful fabric in my stash. The fabric is a pretty pink, white and blue striped oxford shirt fabric. It is nice and soft, but still has the sizing that oxford cloth sometimes has. I am hoping that will work in my favor. The solid pink fabric is handkerchief linen, very soft. White Swiss batiste has been selected for the lining or base garment.
|Pink solid and striped fabrics|
I have been working on the pattern and stitched it together. Though it appears to work, I think there is something wrong with it. I am not sure what it is, but I am thinking I have a small error. I am sure I will figure it out as I go. (At least there is a lot of fabric here…just in case!) And I have no idea at this writing how I am going to recreate the closures. It also appears I need to create a chemisette for this dress so she will have the pretty eyelet collar. I purchased some new eyelet form Urban Gardens Fabrics and I think it will be perfect. If not, well, I’ll surprise you with something. Or will try.
Okay, need to get busy making. Will update you with the progress. Until then,
|drafted pattern pieces|