I wasn’t sure if the girl would like this Cheshire Cat print from Affordable Fabrics and More, but it turned out she did! When I ordered, I did not order a panel with it…not sure why. The fabric host threw in the panel for free, which was a nice surprise.
The panel was short-ish, so I decided to make it into this dress I drafted, which stops at about her natural waist.
I had a navy cotton lycra that didn’t match exactly, but is close enough. It worked well in color-blocking the skirt, which is two full circles.
As I only had a yard of the stripes and cheshire cat print, I needed to block the leggings (not that you can see it with her boots!). I did the same for the arms.
In buying custom fabrics, I rarely buy more than a yard, since they are quite spendy. I try to get the most out of them, and there really wasn’t much left when I was done with these prints.
She wore the outfit to school today, and she also had faith formation class at church later. Her teacher at that class asked her why she was so dressed up.
She quipped, “This is just how I dress!”