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Mori Dress Tour

I’m baaaack! Haha, I’ve been keeping up with my Instagram feed, but I’m so behind in reading blogs let’s not even talk about how behind I am at WRITING a blog. I just had to pop in to share my Mori dress with you! I started eyeing this pattern when it first came out, so when Heidi from Elegance and Elephants asked me to join in the pattern tour, I couldn’t say no! Besides, having a deadline is the only way I’m getting any sewing done these days!

Mori Dress

This dress (or top!) is simple, yet classic. The inside is finished so nicely with no exposed seams and the lines allow for so many creative options! Color-blocking is easy! I chose to sew up a dress in a khaki linen (no, my iron is not broken πŸ˜‰ ) with a contrasting center panel. The lovely flounce over the shoulders is a bit wider in the actual pattern but I chose to narrow it a bit and hem it with an 1/8″ rolled hem instead of lining it. I also made it about twice as long by pulling the pattern piece out from the fold line before cutting. Then I gathered it and followed the instructions for the rest. 

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I made a size four and added some extra length to the skirt. J is tall and thin, so even though she’s almost 5, she still fits size 4 and often size 3 bodices. The size 4 goes over her head with no problem (this is important since the dress is fastener-free! Take that into account if you must blend sizes and be sure to use a big enough neck opening!).

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She says it’s a good twirling dress πŸ™‚

Also, when did she grow up? Pretty sure I just gave birth to this beautiful girl yesterday…

Mori Dress

Time to finish making her dolly’s clothes since this girl is having a birthday in a couple weeks! Five years old! I’ve ordered her Kindergarten curriculum and cannot believe that the time has almost come! She’s reading like a pro already (with hardly any teaching – she takes after her daddy!), and is always trying to teach her brother new things. I have a feeling this home educating adventure is going to be fun!

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Happy Sewing!

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