Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rio Racerback Tank and Tee

Having daughters is fun. It means I can sew quick, cute dresses with minimal fabric and maximum fun. And we can all match! (Cue eye roll) (But I'm serious) (Scroll to the end)

Here we have two Rio Racerback dresses, pattern from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate links). This is the 0-3m size. The floral fabric (The Fabric Fairy, long since sold out) has appeared many times before (mama dress, undies, toddler top) and now baby sister has some too!

"Wrong" side of a triple coverstitch on the hem.

The grey and white chevron (Girl Charlee) has also been a mama dress (the exact same pattern as above...) and I believe it was some jammies for AB, too. Those flawed bargain boxes from GC are the gift that keeps on giving!

"Right" side of a triple coverstitch on the hem.

This was an easy pattern, but on the tiny size I don't think you do yourself any favors by applying the binding in the round. Next time, I'll do it in the flat and save myself some hair pulling. I don't know if you can tell in the photos, but I over-serged one arm binding on the floral dress and almost serged the whole thing off. I'm trying not to be heart-broken over screwing up a project with my favorite fabric. It is just a baby dress, so I think I'll take it easy on myself.

The pattern goes up to size 12, so with two daughters I can see about 1363 of these in my future. What is your go-to summer pattern? I kind of want one of these dresses for myself...

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