Ishi Dress is the newest pattern from StraightGrain. I was so lucky to win the pattern by getting the most view from StraightGrain's Sew + Show link party. So, thank you for those who clicked and viewed my project! And thank you An for sending me the pattern!
Since the first time I saw the picture of the dress, the side panel design intrigued me and I wanted to try. The reason I did not buy the pattern was because it is an A-line dress. I was afraid my twirly-loving daughter would not wear it. But now that I have the pattern, I am sewing it and Momo must wear it! :D
I went with the invisible zipper option, since I wanted the back of the dress to look clean. Besides, sewing on zipper is quicker and easier than trying to align many button holes ;)
I added narrow piping to the pockets to break up the colors.
I sewed on cap sleeves, because the hot summer days are already here in Texas and I wanted Momo to feel comfortable wearing it. I finished the armhole with bias tape. I did not realize this while Momo was wearing the dress, but I see gathers around the armhole in the photos. I am considering re-doing the sleeves.
I sewed size 4T, but I think size 3T would have been more than good enough for Momo. Also I added extra length to the dress as I always do, because of Momo's skinny long torso. But it was a little tricky with this pattern. I had a hard time matching the side panels, and I am thinking it was because of the length I added. Other than that I enjoyed sewing this dress. This would make a great dress to wear it to the school too. Momo was able to run around comfortably in it.
Linking up to those fun parties.