I absolutely love dungarees on children! Though, when I say ‘dungarees’ here in Alabama, no-one knows what I’m on about. They’re called rompers or jumpers here. Crazy. 😛 Anyway, this Kwik Sew pattern is just adorable and it’s one that I just couldn’t wait to make for Rosie. I had acquired a random piece of pink fabric that had dark brown mini polka dots all over it. I actually thought that the fabric was like a baby cord but it really wasn’t. I must have imagined that at some point!
I can remember seeing this pattern a long time ago, when I had first started to seriously have a go at making my own clothes. The Butterick 6217 pattern has been sitting in my closet for around 4 years! I know I bought it when there was a sale on the McCall’s website. I seem to remember that they do a really good sale every now and again. I don’t think that I paid more than $4 for the pattern. I always thought that this was a beautiful pattern but it was way above my sewing level.
As I was browsing the Fabrciworm sale, I came across this adorable dusky blue lion fabric by Camelot Fabrics and knew that I had to buy some. Luckily, when I’m making clothes for Rosie, they only require about a yard of fabric so I purchased a yard and got to having a think about what I would make with it.
This dress has been on my list to make for a LONG time! I put it on my Make Nine plans for last year and just got round to sewing it up a couple of days before 2018 ended. I had always known which fabric I wanted to use for it too so that made it slightly easier to get motivated for it.
A little while ago, Oliver + S were having some kind of sale where you could buy 10 of their printed patterns for $50. I stocked up on some that would be good for Rosie now and for another few years too. I’d never actually had any of their patterns until I received my order but the first thing that I was impressed by was the quality of the pattern. These are just lovely envelopes. Some of them even have little paper dolls for illustrations which are just the cutest ever.
I had a really hard time deciding on which version of this Colette Wren dress to make. I love anything without sleeves so version 1 appealed to me the most. However, after reading a few reviews, I realized that the skirt might not be so flattering on my tummy. The gathered skirt on version 2 looks lovely and flattering though so I decided to combine the two and use the bodice of version 1 with the skirt of version 2.