Adventures in sewing for children, the home, and ME with sources from around the world - Ottobre, Burda, La Mia Boutique, Australian Smocking, Jalie, Bizzkids, Farbenmix PLUS heirloom (Children's Corner, Bonnie Blue, Collars, Etc.), boutique (Portobello Pixie, Modkid), and of course, major U.S. pattern labels (McCall's, Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue).
I made this in a scuba knit from Joann's. I love me some scuba knit! It sews up with body and is flattering to wear.
This is Vogue 1448, a great design by DKNY. The fabric was also purchased at Joann's and has a rainbow ombre effect to it. With 4 yards I had enough to cut this (on the cross grain which the pattern requires and works well with this fabric). For an FBA, I added an inch to the overlapping wrap in the front. I also hand-tacked the bodice so it won't gape open if I move. Finally, the side zip is finished so that it is a true side open with no hook at the top - has a finished underarm seam instead.