Playground showcase, and a new knit dress!

By Melissa LeRay

I am so smitten with Amy Sinibaldi‘s newest collection for Art Gallery Fabrics called Playground! It brings me back to my days on the playground years ago, playing games with my friends, picking flowers, telling stories and even daydreaming about boys. The colors are so lovely and well balanced – I love that a rich plum, gold (sand), and navy were included.  I’m excited to be today’s stop on the Playground Showcase, and to show you what I’ve made!

{image from Art Gallery}

{image credit :: Art Gallery}

I chose to play with one of the knit prints, Buttercup Drops, and it was so fun to create a dress out of this beautiful design.

I recently bought a knit dress for the girls that has a great style and they wear it constantly.  I wanted to try to recreate that style as best I could, and by the looks of it, I think we have a winner.  This also means less fighting in the morning because now they can each wear a similar dress.  Mom win. Playground Knit Dress

I loved the rounded hem, the elastic waist, and the pockets of the original and aimed to incorporate those elements. There was a keyhole opening on the back of the original, but after a strategic design decision, (the lesser experienced seamstress might call this “accidentally sewing the bodice on backwards”) the keyhole moved to the front and I turned it into a v-neck. Playground Knit Dress

I also loved how the original dress had a lower hem on back than the front. Playground Knit Dress

I think knit dresses are the absolute best for kids.  They provide the ultimate in comfort and freedom of mobility, and are so breathable. The AGF knits are great in that they are 95% cotton and 5% lycra, so both the stretch and recovery is fantastic. Playground Knit Dress playground knit dress

I hope you’ll check out the other stops on the showcase, and here’s the schedule:

SEPT    14: Katie Skoog ~

              15: Michelle Curtis ~

              16: Peta Peace ~

              17: Minki Kim ~

              19: Jemima Flendt ~

              20: Tara J Curtis ~

              21: Alexis Wright ~

              22: Melissa LeRay ~

              23: Ali Brorsen ~

              24: Angie Wilson ~

              26: Rachel McCormack ~

              27: Stacy Olson ~

              28: Shannon Fraser ~

              29: Cristi Cooper ~

              30: Guiseppe Ribaudo ~

OCT      1: Kristyne Czepuryk ~

             3: Amy Sinibaldi ~


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4 Comments on Playground showcase, and a new knit dress!

  1. carol n
    September 22, 2016 at 10:49 am (1 year ago)

    That is a great dress pattern, love the fabric color and that it is knit.

  2. LINDA
    September 22, 2016 at 10:51 am (1 year ago)


  3. Amy Sinibaldi
    September 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm (1 year ago)

    oh Melissa. seriously. this couldn’t be any more perfect… I love it!!! xoxoxo thank you again for your support friend! xo amy

  4. Lorraine Isaac
    September 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Beautiful dress, and a pretty model as well


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