KCW: Retro Reversible Roly Poly

Ribbet collage

So, I finally finished this dress for Hannah.  I made her a summer version here, which was one of my favorites, (I never got over those cloud pockets), so I was eager to make another. 

It has been in the works for a few months now.  I plugged away at it regularly until I hit a wall and couldn’t figure out where to go with it.  This week I finally made a decision and moved forward with it.  I’m glad to get it out of my to-sew basket and onto my girl.

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What was the hold up?  This collar.

I tried to make the collar reversible too: A blue collar for the white side and a white collar for the yellow side.  But it stuck up a little too much and just didn’t look right, so I decided to just kiss the blue side goodbye and sewed the white side down.

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It looks cute.  I just needed to get over it and move on.  Now I like it, a lot.

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I added these swooshy pockets to each side, mimicking the shape of the collar.

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I did the same on the white side.  Now, there should be a blue collar that’s the same color as these pockets, but it’s gone gone gone.

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I used these fun wooden buttons for some detail on the top.  I attached them through the white side only so that they wouldn’t show on the yellow side, so at least I did that part right. 🙂

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Anyway, I’m glad I made myself stop stewing on this and just finish it.  I really love it and it’s perfect for fall.

5 thoughts on “KCW: Retro Reversible Roly Poly

  1. This is so so darling! And I totally know what you mean about just getting over things and finishing those dang projects. It always feels better to have something done! Great job!

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