Added Jul 9, 2010
The dress reminded me of something one might wear to a formal party….a “social” you might say. While the bright colors and bold pattern reminded me of something in an ice cream shoppe. I was sad that this would be the only time Lily would get to wear it. But, you know, as long as I have some sort of documentation of her in the dress I’m fine with giving it away.
I made the skirt by combining three inverted pleats on each side. I then pleated a large green cloth bow and sewed it into the dress. It was made to fit Lily but she is pretty small for a four-year-old.
My favorite part about this dress was the polka dot material that I bought while visiting Brian’s sisters in Philadelphia on “fabric row”. I bought it in a very tiny overpacked mom’n’pop shop that smelled like old people and fabric. Lily’s favorite part about this dress….the icecream.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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