Today we get to share another Janie Dress with you. Yes, we’re obsessed with this pattern! This time we sewed it using French Terry fabric for a fall version. We made just a few modifications, so stay tuned and we’ll give you all the details.
The pattern we used is of course the Janie Dress and Peplum from the Project Run & Play shop. Okay we admit it, we’ve lost track of how many we’ve sewn now.
For Tina, we like to cut out the circle skirt with the regular width marking at the top of the pattern piece, and then use the gathered length marking at the bottom of the pattern piece to make it a little longer for growing.
For this dress, we used some geometric mountains French Terry CLUB fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. We’ve had super good experiences with their french terry. It’s high quality, easy to sew with, and doesn’t pill after many, many washings.
Because french terry fabric doesn’t have as much stretch as jersey fabric, we decided to make the neckband from an *almost* matching grey jersey fabric. This is so that the dress would go easily on and off over her head.
This little girl loves textures as we’ve mentioned before. She immediately notice the softer texture of this fabric and adores it! Whenever it’s clean and hanging in her closet, she chooses her “mountain dress” as she calls it.
Tina has this very adorable expression she makes when you say “show me your pretty smile!” Such a cheesy baby! So of course she’s asked to show her smile many times a day and each time gets a big laugh…
Originally, I had planned to sew something for one of the boys with this fabric. It would have been super cute too, but I think both Tina and I are glad she was the recipient of this fabric for this dress!
Because this is a CLUB fabric, it is a limited edition, so if you like it, don’t wait too long to grab some. And you can find the Janie Dress pattern here. We guarantee that some little girl in your life will thank you!