Monday, May 7, 2012

Echino Cars dress

Another dress in Echino fabric, this time in Red Cars. The Daughter likes it, but I'm a very dissapointed with the quality of this pricy fabric: the dress is pilling all over (with very hard pieces of plush), and underneath the plushes there is no dye. Result: a red dress with white spots on it. Well, "small" - you can even spot them on the pics below.
The front:
The back:
I cut the bias tape from linen, and that was not the best idea. It's simple too thick to make decent bias from. Lesson learned.

Raglan Shift dress 2.0

I love pleats. A lot. But I found it hard to find a nice pattern for a dress with pleats. So I turned to the Raglan Shift Dress pattern again, and instead of inserting an elastic, I used pleats and bias. A zipper in the back, and done!
EDIT: more people have contacted me to complain about the fact that WholeGrainBaby charges, but does not deliver. If you like this pattern, it's better to buy a similar one from a more trustworthy shop, e.g., via Etsy (this one, or this one, or this one, or just search for peasant dress pattern) or download this free one for newborns only.