Merry Modkid Blog Tour // Dakota
Hello, and welcome, Modkid readers! When I was invited to participate in this tour, I couldn't say no. Because, holiday sewing!! Honestly, I always have grand intentions to sew holiday looks for my kids and myself but rarely actually accomplish it... So what better way to get something done, then to agree to a deadline!? Ha.
Ok, so on to what I did actually sew! I chose the Dakota pattern and lengthened it into a dreamy flannely comfy dress. I've had this look in my head for a little while, so I was so excited to finally cross it off the list.
I made a size 3, with sleeves lengthened to a size 4 (and in hindsight, I should have widened the sleeves to the 4 at the bottom as well) and then measured her to see how much to lengthen the top to get the length I wanted. Since the top is already pretty full, I didn't really want to add any more to the width, so I kept the same width at the bottom of the dress as the pattern and drew a new line from the armsyce to the hem.
I love the little V detail at the neck. I added a little blingy ribbon for a bit more holiday feel and that sold her on the idea for sure!
She loves the vest, and I'm pretty pleased with it too! Something I'll do next time though, is to scoop out the armsyce some, especially if using a nonstretch fabric for the lining. It was one of those doh! moments as soon as I finished it and I'm still debating if I have the willpower to rip it open and fix it. I would maybe shorten it a bit as well next time. Overall though, we both absolutely love the holiday look! It's a little bit holiday, a lot cozy and super comfy. A win for everyone!
Dress: Dakota Top
Vest: Rowan Tee
Dress, Faux Fur & Sparkle Ribbon: Joann Stores
Lining for vest: Fabric.com
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out the rest of the blog tour. Also, there is a sale you can take advantage of to go with all the inspiration! AND a giveaway! Just keep scrolling for all the details.
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Monday, November 30th
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