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!
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.
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.
I also loved how the original dress had a lower hem on back than the front.
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.
I hope you’ll check out the other stops on the showcase, and here’s the schedule:
SEPT 14: Katie Skoog ~ thesimplelifecompany.com/blog
15: Michelle Curtis ~ chellesquilts.com
16: Peta Peace ~ shequiltsalot.com
17: Minki Kim ~ minkikim.com
19: Jemima Flendt ~ tiedwitharibbon.com
20: Tara J Curtis ~ tjaye.com
21: Alexis Wright ~ mysweetsunshinestudio.com
22: Melissa LeRay ~ ohhowsweet.com
23: Ali Brorsen ~ becauseofbrennaclothing.com
24: Angie Wilson ~ gnomeangel.com
26: Rachel McCormack ~ woodenspoonquilts.blogspot.com
27: Stacy Olson ~ stacyolsondesign.com
28: Shannon Fraser ~ shannonfraserdesigns.ca
29: Cristi Cooper ~ whimsyquilts.blogspot.com
30: Guiseppe Ribaudo ~ instagram.com/Giucy_Giuce
OCT 1: Kristyne Czepuryk ~ prettybyhand.com
3: Amy Sinibaldi ~ nanaCompany.typepad.com