I made the dress in one of Kaufman's railroad denims. I have been very happy with his other fabrics from this line, but this one is a bit heavier with zero stretch across the crossgrain. This made it difficult to work with, especially on a pattern like this one with a curved yoke and set-in sleeves. I had to unpick those seams several times to get everything to lay just right. In the end, I was happy with the results. But I wouldn't necessarily recommend this fabric for this pattern.
One the other hand, the heavier weight allows the dress to hold its shape and it hardly wrinkles at all.
Tia loves this dress. After I took these photos, she asked if she could wear the whole outfit to their co-op the next day. It was her idea to pair it with her fox tights and her cowgirl boots. She's starting to develop her own sense of style which is often so fun and eclectic.
Other times, she still needs a few pointers. :) Does anyone else have a child who tries to wear tights as pants? Sometimes Tia will be ready to trot out the door in tights and tshirt.
It's funny - even Dan was once confused about tights vs the leggings-as-pants trend. He took Iris to the dermatologist (who also happened to be a fellow mom friend of mine who we hadn't seen in awhile) dressed only in tights and a tshirt. When they came home, I asked him where her skirt was. He looked at me, confused. Then said he thought her tights worked as pants. haha!
So yes, the tights go under the dress and do not qualify as pants. I'm glad we cleared that up! :P