Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cowl Neck Groove Dress

For my niece's birthday in August, I made her a beautiful green floral Groove dress... my fourth version of the MadeIt Patterns Groove dress for kids (I've also made 3 of the adult version!).


I made it from the softest Art Gallery Fabrics knit ever in a beautiful green with pink, orange and magenta flowers (I'm not sure my photos are doing the colors justice). I had originally bought the fabric to make myself something, but then decided it was just over the girly/twee line for me. This lucky kid gets to wear this delightfully squishy fabric instead of me! 


I sewed the Groove Dress with the fun high/low hemline, long sleeves and the cowl neck for the colder months. My niece turned 5 in August, but I believe I sewed her a size 6, figuring she might get two years' wear out of it, so it's a little bit on the big side right now.

You'll notice from the photo above that I didn't enclose the collar/neckline seam as instructed in the pattern because, well, I'm lazy. Serge and press, folks!

My mom took some photos for me right away back in August, but had trouble getting any that were clear and didn't have a silly face:


She took some more last week, in autumn weather more appropriate for the long sleeved, cowl neck dress, but this time got some hilariously skeptical and reluctant looks from Miss Zoe, who now has bangs:


Doesn't this look below just scream, "Are you kidding me with these blog photos?" 
Hahahaha!:


My mom also happened to capture the mailman coming up the driveway in these shots. I am sure he is delighted to have his 15 minutes of sewing blog fame:


Hopefully Zoe likes her dress! I'm very jealous that she gets to snuggle herself in all that soft knit...

10 comments:

  1. Welcome to the wild world of trying to blog sewing for kids!!! LOL! Love the mailman. I swear when I hand my husband the camera there's always something weird in the background. Or he'll be like, stand over there, in front of the 4Runner tire. SIGH. This little dress is the kind of thing my daughter would wear the heck out of, though. Totally cute and autumn appropriate!

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    1. Ha ha- yeah, I could see how getting good photos of kids is near impossible! I hope my niece is wearing the heck out of this dress- I would be!!

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  2. So cute!! I'm planning to make a couple more of these for my niece for her birthday in November. I love that this pattern has so many options. Do you wear your versions a lot?

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    1. Thanks, Heather! It's a great pattern- lots of looks!! I wear mine ALL THE TIME. So comfy and they can be dressed up with heels or worn with flip flops. Winning.

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  3. I forgot it had a cowl neck!!!! i might need to make my girls some more!

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  4. Oooo that fabric looks divine for the Groove Dress. Another gorgeous one to add to your list. I'm loving it. Keep 'em coming.

    And looking forward to seeing more of the mailman in future posts, lol!

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    1. :-) Thanks, Olu! I'm definitely getting my money's worth out of this pattern! I have requests for another one for my friend's daughter, too.

      Ha ha, the mailman has no idea how many people have spotted him in these photos!

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