Added Aug 30, 2012
Cardiff, United ...
My final dress of the summer holidays and although I’m slightly disappointed with how few items I’ve made this summer, I’m very pleased with this dress.
I used a self drafted pattern – just a basic vest shaped bodice, collar and rectangle gathered skirt. I thought I’d spice it up a bit with some pleats and pintucks. I pleated the bodice fabric before cutting out and sewing the bodice, I just had to make sure that the pleats fit between the darts. I used the extra pleated section to create a pocket and then pin-tucked around the hem of the skirt. The bodice and collar are lined in navy polyester to match the exposed zip on the back.
A LOT of measuring went into this dress! But it was all worth it – it’s now my favourite little girl grown up dress – I think the kids dresses are always the nicest!
Beige polka dot cotton, navy polyester lining
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Sewing & Techniques
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