Another Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 make! This time, the Fishsticks Designs Playhouse Dress!
What's included in Parcel #5 for girls and tweens, you might ask:
Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle
Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM
Playhouse Dress by Fishsticks Designs
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman
So, back to the Fishsticks Playhouse Dress: freaking cute, folks.
The little curved bodice, dramatic, swingy skirt and puff sleeves... adorable. Plus, you can sew it up in all knit fabrics or in a mix of knit and woven fabric, like I did here. Lots of opportunities for fun fabric combos!
Here's my friends' daughter, Zoey, looking pretty ecstatic in her Playhouse dress and engaging in some sort of toddler can-can dance (he he- get it?!):
My fabrics: some cute pink and white striped knit from my mom's vintage stash combined with a fun quilting cotton from Belleboo here in Bangkok.
This dress is really fun to put together. I did my whole dress on the serger, pretty much. The only part that gave me a little trouble was easing the puff sleeves into the sleeve bands. My knit fabric wasn't very stretchy, so I ended up sewing a gathering stitch around the edge of the sleeve to get it to fit the band and basting it before serging. Otherwise, no troubles whatsoever. A super quick and adorable dress!
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Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter
Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs
Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober
Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose
Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal
Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow
Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four
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Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows
Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara