Octopus Sundress

Amy Friendchildren's clothing, sewing10 Comments

My daughter has been learning about the sea at preschool and is infatuated with sea creatures now. She requested an octopus dress. This is one of those times when I love to be a sewing mommy because a mommy who doesn’t sew might not be able to fulfill such a request. It was my perfect excuse to buy Heather Ross fabric; Mendocino, Octopus in particular. I liked the slightly less vibrant colors in the “blush” version but she was adamant that “fuchsia” was prettier.
She strikes this pose with her head on her shoulder whenever I go to take a picture. It has been driving me nut so I decided to just embrace it and go with it!

I used a combination of two tutorials to make this dress. I used the simple sundress pattern to cut the two rectangles to the right size since I was not using a pillow case. Then I used this tutorial to finish it. I am happy with the results and it works for this year but is big enough for next year too which is what I strive for!

It turns out that it is the perfect dress for swinging! I made this dress about two weeks ago but it was finally warm enough to wear it tomorrow (and that was still pushing it).