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A Giraffe Dress {Kid’s Clothes Week Day 4}

And the last of all my WILD things: the giraffe.  River picked out a giraffe for her animal, and I knew I wanted to make her a dress. She actually fed a giraffe when she was 18 months old. (She also recently stuck her whole arm down a snake hole) This girl has no fear. But, back to the dress.

I’ve been slowly making her handmade wardrobe using tried-and-true (TNT) patterns. My favorite is the Bimaa sweater, but it’s a sweater. And it’s spring here in Mississippi, which means it’s really summer. So, I took the pattern and omitted the sleeves and fun neckline options. Instead, I used ribbing around the neckline and sleeves. To make it a dress, I extended the length by about 10 inches and flared it out a bit.

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My favorite part was the addition of the pockets. Not 1, but 3! Am I the only one whose kid loves pockets?

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Three mismatched pockets to replicate a giraffe’s spots. Just enough to mimic a giraffe, but not too much.

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{You want me to stand by that tree? No, I’ll get my dress muddy!}
I guess she does have her fear limits.

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{What?! Three pockets?!!! Thanks Mama!}

Here’s the breakdown:GiraffeDressTimeCost.jpg

Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my creations from Kid’s Clothes Week! I’ll still be sewing these last few days, but won’t be able to show you what I’m making until later. Stay tuned!

5 thoughts on “A Giraffe Dress {Kid’s Clothes Week Day 4}”

  1. Sooooo cute!! Thanks for sharing the way you hacked the bimaa – I loooove that pattern. I might need to try this!

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