Added Apr 24, 2011
BurdaStyle magazine 06/10 Model # 150: A little girl’s party dress
This dress is for my partner’s 5-year-old niece to wear to a wedding. It’s fuscia organza underlined with fuscia satin (all of which except the sash are left-overs from my Magazine-Inspired New Year’s Eve Dress project!!) with a pleated bodice with faux button placket and two fabric-covered buttons at the center front and a gathered skirt starting at high waist with horizontal pleats above the hem that mirror the pleating detail in the bodice, as well as a matching sash with handmade-thread loops holding it in place. The dress closes with an invisible zip at the left side. The recipient is going to wear this dress to a wedding to which her mother plans to wear the dress that created all this leftover satin, and I didn’t want them to be totally matchy-matchy, so I added the organza to change the look a bit. I love the results, and since the bodice is lined in the same satin, it’s divine to touch. I’d wear it if it weren’t sized for a tall 5 year old! This dress was very easy to make, except for getting those pleats even, especially in this difficult-to-press-crisp fabric combo. One thing—if you make this dress, INCREASE THE SASH LENGTH BY AT LEAST 20 CM! The pattern calls for 120 cm long and it’s so short that I can barely tie a decent bow. The pattern calls for poplin, which would probably make the shorter sash okay, but to be on the safe side…
organza, mostly leftover satin, invisible zip, covered buttons
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