-Top and dress options, check.
-Two bodice variations, check.
-Super cute, comfortable, and easy to make, check, check check!
I fell for it hard and made a bunch of versions. To keep your eyes melting into your face, I'll show only the basic variations I've made. Trust me, there's about umpteen sweet heart tops in my drawer and I've yet to make the one piece bodice dress version. But I will. Oooooh yes and maybe throw the lady skater skirt on it cause the patterns can be mixed and matched. Double your Kitschy Coo, double your
All garments are a straight Kitschy Coo size 4 and I've noted the specific fabric details for each with the pics.
Sweet heart top variation
Gillian Crafts and I believe they are rayon jerseys. The contrast solid green is on the drapy side, while the stripes are more stable.
On the sweet heart versions I did take ease out that seam line because of my hollow chest. I'll break out the alteration into a separate "how to" post since this one is already picture heavy.
Sweet heart dress variation
"Fly me to paradise" for just such a project. The contrast top is Lillestoff solid dark pink jersey. Both knits are of the stable variety with good stretch recovery, however the Hilco base is a touch thicker than the Lillestoff base. I think the stiffer knit works well with the A line shape of the Comino Cap skirt. The skirt has a lot less volume than the lady skater skirt, so you can squeak out the dress version in about 1.5 yards. I've lengthen the skirt by 3" because those of us with big butts need more length for bending over.
One piece bodice top *with bonus toddler photobomb*
Tomahawk print, part of the new Arizona line from Art Gallery Fabrics. I'm pleased to report that the knit base they've used is great. It's also a stable knit with good stretch recovery, but in a lighter weight. It washes up very soft and is easy to work with.
Kitschy Coo's website, grab your copy, and start plotting knit fabric combinations. Use the coupon code VATFREE for a discount on the pattern and fabric orders for the next 24 hours. If you wear a size 4 I'll be over with cookies to "supervise." Mmm yeah, use that fabric.