A while ago I came across the cutest fabric from KOKKA. I have a soft spot for border prints, and this one was just the cutest – little animals in school and at the playground. What not to love! Unfortunately, the shop only had a remnant of it left. I snatched it along with half a yard of matching print. Initially I envisioned a very simple dress similar to this one
made by Amanda over at http://doublestitching.blogspot.com/. I thought the dress was cute, and more important fast and easy to make. But when it was done and put on my three year old, it was way too short. I simply didn’t have enough fabric. It had to turn into a skirt with a cute matching top. Except the top and the skirt wouldn’t cooperate and look nice and neat together. So, the project evolved back into a dress. I absolutely love the results.
I especially love cute little buttons in the back; it is probably my favorite feature of the dress. I also thought that Vogue deserves its reputation of “being too hard”. The button closure took me forever to figure out.I asked Ania, my three year old, to model it for me. She agreed but thought the dress couldn’t be worn by itself, it definitely required at least one accessory.