And I thought that warranted a new dress.
Liddy is 12 1/2 and this is the size 12, it fits perfectly.
(Her measurements put her out of the size range but I knew this dress had some ease so I chanced it)
The fabric is some shifty polyester stuff Lidia fell in love with at Eliza's of Sunshine. It was $2/m so I let her have it.
It was pretty horrid to sew, wouldn't take a nice pressed fold and was very slippery but is did gather nicely and had beautiful drape.
I swopped the thread chain for a bias loop and used a simple MoP button.
I asked my #sewingfriends for advice for trims.
But I left the final decision to my beautiful girl.
No lace, just bobbles on the sleeves.
I hand sewed them in place after hemming so that I can remove them, easily, if they get tatty.
Liddy was very pleased.
I am so sad she has sized out of this lovely pattern.
There is plenty of length but it is already quite firm across her back and shoulders.
My little swimmer does not take after her narrowed shouldered mother.
Mummy made me this dress especially for the music camp that I attended with my friend Jessie.
It was so perfect for the occasion and I absolutely love the way it twirls out when I spin and the colour is gorgeous.
I love the little bom boms on the sleeves and I think they are the eccentric, lovely finish to this dress mummy made me.
Nothing like 'bom boms' 😏 to finish off a dress.
Love this girl!