Friends who design fabric are good friends to have, especially when you love sewing as much as I do. Fabric is happy mail, but fabric that was cooked up by friends, that's happier mail.
I got to sample some of the Pattern Anthology girl's new line with Riley Blake: Idle Wild. I'm pretty sure that they made several in black and white just for me ;)It is SO soft. Even the dog agrees (I haven't introduced you to Scout here, yet, but for those who follow me on instagram, you get a great deal of documentation of our furry friend.) Scout likes to lay on my fabric whenever I spread it on the ground to prep for cutting pattern pieces. She thinks I lay a "red carpet" wherever I am for her.
I spread this on the floor and she immediately circled and laid down. I laughed and grabbed another piece of fabric. She got up, circled it and then went back to this. It was so hilarious. She wouldn't move until I took another piece of Idle Wild (the ones with the birds) and she thought that was an acceptable substitute. This is some seriously soft stuff.
I used the Cocoon dress pattern from The Sew What Club made by Groovy Baby and Mama. It's a very easy piece to sew, with a fun round shaped, although you could always just bring it straight down. You don't even finish the edges of the sleeve ruffles.It has a high-low hem that looks great with or without leggings. I think I'll need to make them for all my girls (the sizes are from 2-12!) No buttons (read:buttonholes), zippers, or other closures. Easy for you, easy for her.
I actually have one cut out for Azure, hers has the birds on it. I'll be sewing it up lickety-split later on today. You could also shorten this into a shirt. Now I'm just thinking aloud for all to hear how my brain works. ;)
It's even comfy enough, both fabric and pattern, for Olive to still do her ballet poses, which is of great importance to an 11 year-old ballerina.
Getting ready for her first solos in the Nutcracker this year has us all excited!