October 15, 2012

KCWC Fall 2012: Day 6

So now, when the KCWC is officially over I can catch up on blogging about it.
By day six of KCWC I remembered that Emma asked me to make her a dress for her coming birthday. I had to oblige.

KCWC Day 6

I had this beautiful japanese double gauze cotton (Nani Iro) that I wanted to use. I only had a yard of it though. Which is obviously not enough for a dress size 6. I went through all my books again looking for a perfect pattern but could not find one. Then I remembered about the Ice Cream dress by Oliver+S. And it worked perfectly.

KCWC Day 6

Emma loved her dress! But who wouldn't?! I wish I had enough Nani Iro fabric to make something for myself out of it. I've heard a lot of good things about it over the years. When I tried it I knew why people love this fabric. It's so soft and sews like butter. And it is very pretty.


The pattern as usual was easy and straightforward. This is my second time making this dress so it went even better this time around. The only thing I changed about it was the bottom layer. It calls for double the fabric but I did not have enough of that purple cotton. So I just cut it longer and hemmed it as a normal dress.

I just hope Emma doesn't hit one of her growth spurts and doesn't overgrow it by summer. I want her to wear it more than once.


  1. Looks great! I have been curious about the double gauze too, but have never been able to see any in person. Maybe I will just have to order some ;)

  2. Darling dress. I've never sewn with any Nani Iro fabric but it sounds lovely and it is really beautiful!