kcw spring 2013 :: hawaiian girl dress

story behind this one: lately when Em comes out of her room having dressed herself, she often looks like she’s headed to dinner on Maui or something. plumeria hair clip, skirt, lei, whole deal. she also has been asking me to make her a maxi skirt like mine.

hawaiian girl dress

boom. made her a hawaiian girl dress.

hawaiian girl dress

i saw a super cute dress on groovy babyโ€ฆand mama this morning and made my own version as soon as i could, because i knew it’d be fast and Em would love it.

hawaiian girl dress

the fabric is a lightweight voile that fru-t sent me when i won a giveaway of hers a while back. she sent me a bunch of amazing fabrics, actually, and this is the first i could bring myself to cut into! i just gathered the front and attached some fold over elastic to the top.

hawaiian girl dress

Em loves it, perfect for this suddenly summer weather we’ve gotten here in the past couple days. here she is doing a halfhearted hula.

hawaiian girl dress

alright, that wraps up KCW for me! i’m just out of time. see, i didn’t even finish this dress, the straps still need to be sewn down.

hawaiian girl dress

HOWEVER. it’s a good thing Rae extended the Spring Top Sewalong, because tomorrow i have a free pattern and tutorial for you! like you meaning YOU – the grown up gal! i’m pretty dang thrilled about it – i even taught myself illustrator, so it’s all digital and stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€

see you tomorrow!

17 thoughts on “kcw spring 2013 :: hawaiian girl dress

  1. Jane says:

    well I saw groovy baby and mama’s dress too and thought “i should make that” and now seeing yours…i probably should make that ๐Ÿ˜‰ very pretty

  2. girllikethesea says:

    This is so Em! I bet she adores it! I totally spied that dress you were inspired by and thought Clover would like one too. Not sure I have any elastic in the right width in my stash though….

  3. kellycostas says:

    Oh, it’s so pretty! I saw that dress too and have a little ballerina who would love it. If your tutorial is that super cute purple top you made I will be making one pronto!

  4. carolyn says:

    You taught yourself illustrator? I bow to your skills!
    And that dress looks so flowy and comfy and bright and gorgeous. Must go back to Hawaii now!

    • kristin says:

      I definitely watched the first (free) video by Melly Sews, that taught me which tools are which. She also gave me key advice at the end. Major props to Melissa! But as far as scanning/arranging/tracing/adding text and markings/adding a cutting border/exporting…taught myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. tatia says:

    hey Kristin- so happy that you used that fabric! and that dress is perfect for the print. I’ve thought of you all week with some of my fabric finds.

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