I’m on another blog tour! This time, I got to sew up EYMM’s Kenzie Dress and it’s Molly’s first holiday dress that I’ve made this year.
It was a little cold outside taking pictures but Molly was a trooper (although I did have to bribe her with out of season fruits haha). I think, as the weather gets colder, I might layer this with a long sleeve white shirt. However, since I did make this a size to big, it should fit in the warm weather too 🙂
There were a lot of options for this dress but I chose the simple dress skirt, even though I loved the signature skirt with all the layers.
I wanted to do something that wasn’t the traditional Christmas colors since I knew she would wear it for more than just christmas. I then dug around my stash (I try to hit up my stash first) and found three pretty colors. The light blue looked holiday like to me but was a little bit see through so I needed to line it. I found the green fabric and the colorful sash that would bring the two solid colors together.
I made just a couple modifications to the pattern. The first was to make the sash thinner. I didn’t actually want to do this one, I just didn’t have enough fabric to make the wide sash and I really loved this fabric. I felt like the colors were perfect for a holiday dress. Next time, I will make the sash big and full 🙂
The second is that, since the blue fabric was a little bit sheer, I lined it with a green. Then, I hemmed the bottom layer up just a little higher to let a little peak of the green out at the bottom.
The pattern comes in 2 size ranges for kids and a doll size add on! I wanted to sew the doll version too, but alas, I ran out of green fabric. As I mentioned, there are two skirt options and the pattern also provides the option to make a skirt instead of a dress for both skirt views.
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And, when you sew your version of the Kenzie dress, head back HERE to post it in the linky party! (One day *hopefully* soon, I will be self hosted and able to actually post these things on my blog! Here’s to wishing, right)