Sunday, October 27, 2013

21 KCW: Sherpa Raglan

 Well this past week was an epic fail for my KCW projects 
*boo*
I've been working more hours which leaves sewing time next to nil. It sucks. Talk about having serious sewing withdrawals... anxieties, insomnia, bolts of fabric dancing in my head...
*sigh*
At least I managed to get one project done. Better than none, right?! Right.
 This picture pretty much sums up how much Lala loves this dress.
My inspiration was this lovely via Pinterest.
I used pattern 3/5 from Simple Design Boys and Girls Clothes (you can get it HERE) as my foundation and it worked like a charm.
The sleeves are a super-uber soft sherpa like stretchy knit I found at one of my local fabric shops,  the main fabric is bamboo terry knit (mmmm.... yummy) and the cotton ribbing is from one of my L.A. trips. 
 I made it a bit big so that Lala can get a lot of wear out of it. I'm guessing this will last well into spring. Stretchin' that dollar bill, yo!
I'm very curious how the sherpa will hold up after a gazillion washes. If it holds up, I'm buyin' me some more... sherpa for everybody! What do ya think... sherpa underwear? No?
*chuckle*
Maybe not a wise choice.
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21 comments:

  1. This is so cute, Venus - love the sherpa :-)

    Trine

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    1. Thank you, Trine! Can't go wrong with sherpa!

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  2. the dress looks so comfy and cute, no wonder your little girl loves it :)

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    1. Lala loves to rub her face on the sleeves and when she's not wearing it, she holds the dress like a stuffed animal. Too cute! Thanks, Jenya!

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  3. I love it! I like your version much better than your pinterest inspiration. And I think I know why Lala loves it so much! I just made myself a Lola dress (victory patterns) and it is basically the grown-up version of your dress. And it is so comfy!!! I wish I could find some sherpa here, I would love to use it for myself!

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    1. I have that pattern too! In fact I'm am in the process of making one for my oldest daughter. Did you post the dress on Flickr? Oh I have to see!!!

      I would totally think you could find something like this over in your neck of the woods.

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    2. Well, I just found some here for the first time (in my new favorite fabric store)! But it was organic cotton at 27€ per meter! I will think about how much I really want that for a looooong time. But it was oh so soft.....
      Cool that you are making a Lola! It is such a great and quick sew. So funny, I thought if you had the pattern, you and your girls could all go matchy matchy ;-)))

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    3. I would love to match with them, but my girls would just die. LOL

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  4. i have the same dress pinned! love it! this is so adorable, but i expect nothing less. what's with the increased hours?! i've been away from my sewing machine since wednesday and last night i became very depressed. it's no good. lala looks adorable! i just love the seam details...how do you do it! can't wait to see your sherpa underwear. xo

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    1. No bueno! I get really moody when I can't sew. :( Christmas is coming and I'm saving up to get the girls something special this year.

      HA! Sherpa undies... ;)

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  5. I LOVE it. Love the style and the fabrics you chose! LOOOVE it!!

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  6. good lord, I want this in my size. Sorry about the sewing withdrawals : ( no bueno

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    1. Me too! But I don't think I can rock it like Lala.

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  7. The sherpa is so lovely and looked comfy, Venus!

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    1. The sherpa is sooooo comfy. I went back last night to get more and they're all out...WAAAHHH!!!!

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  8. I love it! So cute, the tunic and Lala! I want one in my size too! :)

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  9. Love love love it! It looks so completely cozy. Someday I will try a pattern from a book... are they hard to trace?

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    1. It can be intimidating when you first look at the pattern, but really it's not hard at all. Try it and I guarantee you'll be wondering why you haven't tried this sooner. You can dooo it!!! ;)

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