Sunday, April 26, 2015

KCW day 7: Panda dress

I made it, I reached my personal goal. Make seven animal inspired clothes and post about them during KCW. You know you have a problem if you wake up on a Sunday at 7:00 h and think: "Lets get out now and quickly finish that dress before we are going swimming today". This was the last day of KCW so I can now get back to my usual sewing schedule without me pushing myself to finish something everyday. I know that I shouldn't have made a garment per day, but just have spend one day sewing, but I liked to challenge myself a bit more because I usually spend one hour a day on making clothes anyway.




When the contributors were announced on Facebook somebody challenged us to make a garment inspired by the animal that we were matched with. Mine was a panda and I took that challenge. I thought about what defined a panda and I thought about the contrasting white and black and the big belly. I translated that in a black and white bubble dress.


I started with the bubble dress pattern from Ottobre 6/2012. I flipped the curve in the bodice down, creating a "head"shaped bodice. I added arm shaped pockets and added black shoulder details to mimic the ears.


I slightly exaggerated the bubble effect by sewing a shirred elastic in the lining as well, as I learned for the Project run and Play challenge that Alida gave us.


I knitified the pattern again to avoid zippers. I used two T-shirts from my husband, one (the outer) barely worn because it itched a bit (my son gets his sensitive skin from his father). The lining is made from a frequently worn one, so my daughters skin is not exposed to the slightly itching one (in case you were wearing).


The arm holes are a bit big, but I like the dress a lot. I was surprised that my small one found the pockets by herself. I didn't make them deep because I assumed they would only be decorative. It seems that her next dress should also have serious pockets.


I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).  

15 comments:

  1. OMG! 7 stuks. Hoedje af zene. Ik ben al blij met mijn ene stuk binnen het thema :-)

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    1. Normaal zou ik dat niet doen, maar ik vond het en extra uitdaging gezien ik dit seizoen een "contributor"ben deze keer ;)

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  2. Wat een vrolijk meisje :) en wat heb je veel gemaakt! Met leuke resultaten

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  3. Proficiat! 7 kledingstukken op 7 dagen is wel heel productief! Toffe panda!

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    1. Mijn man is blij dat KCW voorbij is ;)

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  4. Ik werd zelf ook vrolijk van deze Panda

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  5. Super leuke jurk, leuk dat panda idee! En wat staat ze leuk op de foto's :)

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  6. Wat heb jij vele leuke dingen gemaakt

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  7. Dit vind ik altijd een van de leukste modelletjes voor kleine meisjes, zo schattig (en wat een schatje ook ; )
    Ik zal vanavond (mijn enige) projectje af gaan maken ... : )

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  8. Wow...7..... Ben al blij dat ik 2 stuks af heb ;) Maar het werkt wel aanstekelijk, dat gevoel dat je moet naaien en het vervolgens zoooo leuk vindt! Geweldig jurkje dit!

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  9. Wat knap dat je zoveel stuks gemaakt heb! Deze vind ik trouwens echt superleuk gedaan!

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  10. Jadadde!!!! Zo uniek en zo mooi!
    Jij komt elke keer opnieuw erg vernieuwend uit de hoek!

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  11. Wat een productie draaide jij zeg! En heel origineel weer deze.

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