Sunday, 4 February 2018

Antalya dress in sweat and rib fabric

The next edition of our sewing weekend is already around the corner, but I haven't showed you the Antalya dress that I sewed during our last sewing weekend.
The Antalya dress from Willow & Co Patterns is designed by Olga from Coffee+Thread. It is a pattern that I already have for a very long time and have not sewed yet. When I was looking for patterns to sew up during our last sewing weekend I was looking for dresses that twirl, as these dresses make our daughter the happiest. I came across the Antalya dress, the perfect dress with a twirl skirt that would fit our daughters wishes. 
The Antalya dress is designed for woven fabric. However, as winter was approaching (in October when I was looking for patterns) I wanted to make the dress in sweat fabric so that our daughter could wear it during winter and still be nice and warm. So therefore I decided to bring my sweat fabrics with me during the sewing weekend and see what I could do.
In the exchange pile of fabric at our sewing weekend I found a really big piece of fabric of rib fabric with beautiful flowers on it. Since this fabric did not have any stretch in it and I wanted to make the dress without a zipper I used sweat fabric with stretch for the pattern pieces around the head.
After sewing this dress I still had some scraps left over, which I used for this jacket I showed you before. The dress is still a bit long, but since our girl is growing fast that won't be problem, maybe she can still wear it next winter.

Fabric: from my own stash and the exchange pile during our sewing weekend
Pattern: Antalya dress by Willow & Co Patterns/ Coffee+Thread
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