I have always loved all the new patterns but this one I was a little dubious of.
I thought it was a very cute dress for a baby but not for my big girls.
Ding dong I was wrong!
It is a FABULOUS big girls dress!
I had already made this one in denim chambray and fitted it by simply putting it on inside out.
As I was sewing with beautiful silk taffeta I decided to make a proper muslin out of calico for the bodice.
The fabric was quite delicate so I cut double of all the bodice pieces and then sewed them as one.
Much easier then lining and it eliminates 'see through' seams while giving body to the dress.
The silk was so fine it frayed if you breathed on it!
Thus I pinned the pattern and then cut each piece as I needed to sew it.
While the bodice is a double layer the skirt is only one to keep the delicious gathers.
I let Zara choose the buttons. I really liked the flowers.....so of course she chose the round ones!
Far more grown up!
A little(!) hand sewing......a few decorative buttons(the straps actually do up with poppers)and here we are!
We used some similar mother of pearl buttons to trim the pocket.
The armholes fit beautifully.
The perfect length.
Fitted but not too firm!
Do you think she is happy?
I hope so.......