Thursday, May 02, 2013

Elephant Dress

Have you ever made something for your child, and thought to yourself "Hot diggity dog - I could TOTALLY do with one of those for myself?"

Me too. Case in point below:

Elephant Dress #5

Elephant Dress #4

Elephant Dress #3

Elephant Dress #2

Seriously - how cute is this elephant dress? I love the cut, I love the pocket slash side panel design, I love the pleated sleeve caps, I love the overlapping shoulders. I think I need to make her another. Denim? Liberty print? Maybe a whole wardrobe, in every colour/design that I can think of!

The fabric I used was a heavier weight cotton, and I was a bit nervous that the dress might end up a bit stiff looking, but it actually has turned out perfectly. In fact, I think if you used a quilting weight cotton, the dress might not hold up as well.

Project Details
Pattern: Sunki Dress ePattern from Figgy's Patterns
Fabric: I.5m of "Trèfle" by Kokka, purchased from l'uccello.
Notions: 30cm invisible zipper

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I'm sure we could grade it up for you to have a matching one :) Would you have elephants too?

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  2. Love it! Looks like a great pattern. And kids are so lucky, they can get away with all these cool prints.

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  3. So fun to be a kid! Especially if your mum make you such cool dresses!

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  4. Oh, that is very cute - can I have one as well??!!!

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  5. thats some serious sewing skillz. adorbz. (dress and girlie)

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  6. Yep, I'd wear that one too!

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  7. You've creating Tyger one awesome handmade wardrobe. The style of that dress is perfect and the elephants couldn't be cuter.

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  8. Gorgeous! It would be great in denim and adult size. I want one too!!

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  9. Ein toller Stoff zu dem schönen Kleid.

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  10. too cute! I have that dress pattern too but haven't gotten around to sewing it yet. I love your choice of fabric, makes it look completely different. :)

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  11. So awesome. I want one too!

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  12. Not when they're 17 and you are in your 50s! But super cute dress and it is beautifully made.

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  13. Such cuteness! I have 2 girlies with birthdays at the end of the (Canadian) summer. This weight of fabric and style are just perfect. And I would love one too!!

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  14. i really love it. so cute.

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  15. Wow, you really have an amazing eye for matching fabric with patterns, this is just gorgeous!! I have this pattern cut out on my sewing table from a lovely Hilco winter cotton. Can't wait to see what it looks like in different fabrics.

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  16. Nice post with usefull information! I hope you write more on this subject! I must say, I thought this was a pretty interesting read when it comes to this topic. Liked the material. boo the dog

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