As I was showing Ryan what I made for K week, he inspected the key and said, Isn't that the key that goes to the antique desk?.....Um. Yes. But isn't it just so perfect for this dress?It is, isn't it? And actually, it's not a dress. More like a tunic. Fun story: I was looking through my fabric (which I still haven't shared a picture of, have I?) and trying to decide what to use for K week, when I saw these little kitties peeking at me between some corduroy and linen. I pulled them out and lo and behold! it was already a half-finished dress!
What? When did I start this? And why did I not finish? And boy howdy did I do an amazing job on matching the sleeves with the bodice!
It seems to me that I made it with a vintage pattern because the neck is borderline choking hazard and I'm 93.6% sure that I made the front the front, unless it was supposed to have a cute placket going up the front. Then in that case, it's backwards.
It's a pretty snug fit, and I'm surprised I didn't get a single complaint about the tightness of the neck from little miss Clover Love (it's looser in the back, I promise). It's also why it was turned into a tunic which necessitated something below. I made some quick little leggings out of cozy rib knit.You might recognize the triple stitch from the blankets I made earlier this year. If it looks good once, why not two more times, right?
This is Clover, racing me out the door. I totally let her win. ;)I used my ruffling foot for the edges of the sleeves. Didn't want you to think I sat there making tiny pleats for 304 hours.
My little Kangaroo. She's got the key to my heart.