April 22, 2010

Spring Garden Bunny Kensington

Happy Spring!  Our springs in the Pacific Northwest can be chilly so long sleeves are appropriate here. 

Kensington can be made with short sleeves, long sleeves or even sleeveless.  We've used the peter pan collar on our dress but square or round collar is optional.

We love the piped band near the hemline.  Cut your band 2-1/2" wide and sew piping to both long edges.  Be sure to cut the band a few inches longer than the width of your skirt.  Stitching the piping on will cause your band to shrink just a bit.  

Spring garden bunny wooden buttons live among the flowers on the bodice.  Add a big bow on the back, piped collar and cuffs and we're ready for a walk at the Arboretum or brunch with a view of Puget Sound.

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