View Full Version : Design 03 Cosy Winter dress

11-24-2011, 08:59 PM
Size 62-92 cm

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11-26-2011, 09:08 PM
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Cosy Winter Dress on a Cold Model (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27858004@N05/6359312299/) by beach_mom_3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27858004@N05/), on Flickr

I really, really, really liked this tunic/dress but I don't have any girls who fit into a 92. So, I upsized it to a 104 for my "baby". I skipped lining it which led to BK complaining about the clear elastic that was used to gather the sleeves. At the end of the day, I topstitched where the sleeve w/ elastic and ribbing are joined so that the clear elastic would lay flat and that took care of the complaining.

I really like this and have plans to make a couple more. I'll make the sleeves longer though so that the ribbing can be folded in half for now and unfolded for next year. That's not a problem with the pattern...it was my upsizing calculations!

11-28-2011, 10:22 AM
I LOVE this pattern. I skipped the lining since I was using skin-friendly cotton knits. It is SO easy to put together though I am going to go up a size for DD because she's just giant.

I did not use elastic anywhere and just used the ribbing's stretch to gather the knits together. The whole thing goes together in 15 minutes on a serger. And it's so cute and easy to wear, but dare I say a little sophisticated too? Well depending on the fabric anyhow... I love that the giant cowl stays on a baby's shoulders but fits easily over a big noggin as well.

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12-25-2011, 11:42 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.c om/7148/6546624433_7f64ed25c 9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27858004@N05/6546624433/)
After the concert (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27858004@N05/6546624433/) by beach_mom (http://www.flickr.com/people/27858004@N05/), on Flickr

Another upsized one for my middle daughter. I skipped the elastic except inside the cowl. I also lengthened the sleeves and the overall length (even more than the purple one) so that this one will get more than one years wear. And I did not do the lining.

01-25-2012, 03:11 PM
I love this one. I skipped all the elastic, and I wish I had put a little in the cowl. But I definitely think it can be skipped in the sleeves. I also did not line it. The fit was perfect on this one, I thought. I think this pattern would be best with a thick, stiff-ish sort of fabric to accentuate the shape. I made mine out of sweatshirt fleece, and I think it would be good in french terry, too. And I agree with pp that it is SO easy to make and super, super fast.