The oliver+s sweet vintage look Croquet dress in........
Orange and Ivory printed stretch satin.
(Can someone please fan Ana Sofia,I think she fainted,Thank you)
My explanation for this choice?
Matilda chose it and it was 80c-nuff said!
So,what do you think?
Matilda thinks it is a winner!
I made the size 18-24 months size which is what Tildy measures as but it is a wee bit wide,I could probably size down.
I did lengthen to a size 4 and then hand sewed a narrow hem as I wanted it long enough to cover her knickers during active play.
I have a tutorial,the first part is predominately dress B and then I will fill in the 'gaps' for dress A.
I hope it isn't too confusing.
Prepare the shoulder straps.
Pin them RIGHT sides together.
I decided to interface all of the satin facing for greater stability.
I chose to stitch my facing down,don't I always?
To make it extra sturdy I also edge stitched.
The Front Bodice.
I reversed the attachment as I wanted to hand sew the yoke in place.
Hand sew in place.
No biggie,just use your loaf!
The designer has suggested to me that this may be a drafting error on my behalf,so if yours works out-awesome!
I will need to check my pattern and see what I have done.
If you pin and stitch from the bodice side there is less chance of tucks whilst sewing.
The end of the ironing board is extremely useful for this.
Attaching the skirt.
I like to stitch a folding line for the hem.
Again,take the opportunity to press this seam well.
Attaching the casing and bow.
For Tildy's version I used a ribbon instead of bias fabric.
Leave a 'tail' just in case the ribbon or fabric stretches.
Finish sewing the casing.
Thread the elastic through the casing.
If you 'round' the edge of the elastic it will pass through the casing more smoothly.
One slinky,shiny Croquet dress.
What do you think?
Can I make this pattern in that fabric?
Next-the extra bits for view A
PS I will show you the button closure then!