It seems like this is a week for surprises and today our lucky contestant is Kat from Sew Chibi. Kat just had a baby the cute Akira and a bunch of us have gotten together for a virtual baby shower!
Rachael of Imagine Gnats encouraged those of us participating to sew something up for baby Akira in Kat’s signature style.
If you aren’t familiar with Sew Chibi, let me tell you what I LOVE about Kat’s style. First off she’s pure geek in a great way. She’s always sewing up fun quirky geek cultured inspired wearables, think anime, my little pony, Totoro, and more. Also she’s uses color so wonderfully. when I think of Kat I think bright colors. And finally she’s great with brave pattern pairings.
So I made what I’m calling a 3 panel dress to send off to Akira and Kat along with a pair of coordinating ruffle diaper covers like I sell in my shop. I made the dress kind of tunic length to show of the bottoms a little more.
I find it just as easy to make the asymmetrical 3 panels by cutting out a front dress piece of your favorite basic A-line dress pattern of both front fabrics. Then I just cut off center and match up the two different fabrics. Then before following the normal pattern instructions I sew the two pieces together.
With this method you can make two dresses that are mirror images. If you want to be more conservative with your fabric you could make a pattern for three different pieces by tracing your front pattern piece and cutting it (instead of the fabric) and then cutting your fabric to the proper size. But I am incapable of making just one of something ;)
So I hope you like this funky, colorful, pattern mix up baby outfit. And if you haven’t visited Sew Chibi before make sure to hop on over and check out her awesomeness. Also you can see plenty of cute pictures of baby Akira on Kat’s Instagram account.
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