Monday, November 11, 2013

Leopard Spots: Ottobre 4/2013

She chose the fabric for her new dress because "it has leopard spots."  (I think it looks like paint splotches.)  My cat lover of a daughter doesn't differentiate between domestic or wild cats---any cat will do.  And any dress that reminds her of cats is sure to be a favorite.

My! Did it feel ever so good to sew again!  And this simple Ottobre pattern was a quick and easy way to get my feet back into the water so to speak. Yes, it was a simple pattern, but the details of the binding and the contrast pockets make it more than just ordinary.  Once again, I am reminded of why I like Ottobre designs so much!

The pattern:  Ottobre 4/2013, design #13, the Princess Castle dress
The fabric:  lycra jersey knit from JoAnn Fabrics
The Size: 128.  The dress is a bit wide on Em; I probably could have gone down a size.
Modifications:  I lengthened the dress slightly.  I did want to make long sleeves since the cold weather is coming, but I did not have enough fabric.  The short sleeves work better under a long sleeved cardigan anyway.  

The Requisite Cat Photo