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A Quilted Spring Dress

I think Mother Nature… you are drunk darling! This weather is a testament to that… One day it’s too nice out to even wear a coat, and the next day, we wind up with freezing rain :/

So… In my search to get over this blah weather, I went to Fabricland… Just cuz.. I’m going to admit, it’s not my favourite place to shop for inspiration (I’m pretty sure I’ve gone over that several times)… But nonetheless, I went in and searched through the sale section only to find that they had the most intriguing and bold quilted fabric! And the stretch on it was perfect! Although the quality isn’t as topnotch as the quilted jersey that imagine gnats sold last spring…

Oh well… It suited the bill and I decided to finally pull out the cocoon dress pattern I purchased a few months ago. Once I printed it out though I was a bit stumped as to how I would trace it, since the cocoon shape works it’s way down from the armscye to the hi lo hem pretty fluidly and A was in the size 5 chest and size 7 length. And I most definitely didn’t want to ruin it!

So I did my best, but I think for the next time I’ll soften the shape a bit more around the hips, since I’m not entirely happy with it… I’ll also use a fabric that has a bit more drape/softness to it, since the quilted fabric does keep the sides out more then I would like. But overall though, I’m liking it!

A likes it… And finds it super comfy. Which is probably THE most important part of this here dress.. Especially if I want her to wear it 😉 And possibly the second best part of this… I still have some extra fabric that I may use up for J and/or some colour blocking.

So I’m taking my first stab at the cocoon dress a success that may have gotten me hooked on the cocoon dress craze that’s going on right now (maybe I’ll take a stab at the Inari dress next… And be probably the last person to finally try it! haha). And with the days getting closer to summer weather (the forecast not so much)…. I think a couple of shorter sleeve versions may be in the plans 😉

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    Lightning McStitch
    April 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    That is cute fabric! I'll be behind you in the Inari production timeline! 🙂
    I love your daughters model face. So cool and nonchalant.

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    May 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I love quilted cotton!

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