I have had this idea of making a peacock dress ever since I saw the "Wild Things" theme for KCW back in spring. I was too busy then, but I finally got around to make it now. It is just a few months late...that is actually not too bad, since I do not have time to make everything that pops in my head, and many of those ideas just eventually get forgotten.
One thing I really wanted for this dress was those big pockets to feature the peacock print fabric. I was thinking of making another Ishi dress since it comes with huge pockets, but looking at the feather print fabric, I felt the dress should have a little more flow-y feel. So I went with Sally Dress pattern for its gathered skirt.
Both fabrics are from Jo-Ann. I am very happy with the fabric combination, and the dress is fine except...
It is HUGE on Momo ;o
Lately I was thinking many of Momo's dresses are becoming too short on her, so I made this dress bigger and longer...and I over-did it...again ;p Last year I made size 3T bodice for Momo using this pattern. Looking at the pattern, I noticed 3T and 4T did not have much differences. However there was a huge difference between 4T and 5T. So I drew a line between 4T and 5T, and that turned out too big on her, I made the skirt too long too. I actually like this dress length, but it is not the best length to use those pockets. You would think I should know better by now...after making all those dresses for Momo ;o
But I am not taking it apart and re-doing it. Instead, I am just gonna see how this dress will fit next year. It is not like Momo does not have any other dresses to wear right now. And maybe this will be a perfect fit next year...or in the next 2 years ;o
We have to wait late in the evening to go outside. I cannot wait for the cooler weather to arrive here...but I am also kind of not wanting this summer to end. Because Momo is starting kindergarten in few weeks! I try not to show it, but I am freaking out inside. Why the kids have to grow so fast???
Linking up to those fun parties.