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Purple Sprout

Added May 16, 2011

by Eleanor Thomas

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

The second annual Make It Perfect Sprout dress makes its big smoke debut, in a purple vintage/feedsack-esque fabric lined with flannelette for extra wintery warmth.

Last year this was knocked up in a size 2, but the double thickness combined with her above-average size meant it was already tight on the 18-month Miss M. This year we took no chances, making it in size 4 and hemming the heck out of the bottom. The arms didn’t need to be taken up, curiously, meaning I’ll watch with interest over the next year and a half to see how long a four-year-old’s arms really are. It’s a bit more billowy than the size 3 would’ve been, but it’s still so, so snuggly.

I’d already made use of this fabric for a bib and bloomers set and didn’t have quite enough for the pattern, so I made the hood in a white cotton with tiny yellow spots. This hasn’t caused a problem for Miss M – the very presence of a hood is enough to play out all her Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood fancies.

The dress went through the dryer and kind of melted the button I bought in Buenos Aires, but we’re sticking with it and pretending the new shell-shape is a desirable feature.

Material Notes

Quilting cotton
Flannelette
Button
Elastic

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Flannel

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