But there is time for one more pretty frock for Matilda.
It is labelled a size 2 but it is very roomy.
The fabric is by Cloud 9. Its an organic poplin named Maman.
Its very very special.
I purchased a few years back after seeing an IceCream dress made from it in the Flickr pool.
I had used a tiny piece of it to make Tildy her After School ensemble.
Eeeeep, Tiny Tildy!
The dress has all those lovely vintage details.
Sewn in poppers on any bits that might gape.
The back waist band has set in elastic to ensure a snug fit.
The waistband is topstitched in place over the elastic-bonkers!
The sash is finished with a narrow hem and attached at the side seams.
I didn't have quite enough fabric to make the dress so I used some caramel dotty poplin from Spotlight.
It was a happy accident, I really like it.
With eight foot of fabric gathered into the skirt it is very full.
I may have to make a tulle petticoat, just to show that fullness off!
The sleeves and neck are finished with binding, as is the hem.
Modern patterns tend to use facings but I really like the binding.
My favourite view is from behind.
I can't wait to share it modelled!