June 22, 2015

I love this dress and pattern.  I’m entering the Ishi Dress Content  so I made this little diddy for A.  I used some repurposed light blue linen from a skirt, some Ikea birds cotton, and some more repurposed dark grey linen from another skirt.


The pattern calls for one huge pocket on each side, which is awesome, but just for fun, I split the big pocket into 2 so now she has 4 pockets.  They are still pretty big, but now she can compartmentalize. I zigzagged down using haphazard stitch widths while I was sewing.


It was also my first time installing a zipper – EVER.  I got an invisible zipper foot because buying sewing supplies is a sickness I have, and it turned out to be super easy, even with the lining.  I probably used a lighter weight lining than I should have and next time I might even leave it out and finish the neckline with some bias tape.


All in all this was a pretty easy pattern to whip up.  Instructions and illustrations were great and the princess seams fit great if you follow her instructions. You can find the pattern here. I’m guessing I’ll make another one of these. I wish there was an adult pattern. I need some more dresses with huge pockets.

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  • Reply Jenya June 23, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I absolutely love your version of the Ishi. The fabrics go so well together. They create a calm but fun mood I think 🙂

    • Reply shivika June 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Thanks so much Jenya!

  • Reply Louisa June 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I love the big divided pockets! What fun!

  • Reply Olu June 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Your Ishi is one of my favourites. Love the fabric combination. The curtains in my office are the same fabric from Ikea. I may just cut up my curtains and make an Ishi just like yours 😉

    • Reply shivika June 24, 2015 at 12:53 am

      Ha! Thanks so much. This pattern is great for those prints that would be too much for an entire dress.

  • Reply Alyna June 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Stunning, love the combination of fabrics 🙂

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