This outfit was worn four times.
Although the shorts have had a lot of wear through the cold weather over stockings.
|Clever Charlotte Finch Top&Short|
|Clever Charlotte Chickadee blouse and Raven trousers|
So this time I got clever and sized up.
This dress has a generous fit.
Here Lidia is wearing the size 2.
Its way too tight but she could get it zipped up.
I decided to draft the 5 with the length of a 6.
This pretty cotton was part of my Christmas gift from Jed. Its a Moda print by Lily Ashbury from the Summer House Collection.
I also have it in a pink colour way for Matilda.
As this was to be a winter frock I decided to lengthen the sleeves.
I used a spencer as a length guide and extending the sleeve to the cuff with a straight line-without tapering.
Instead of a cuff I decided to gather the sleeve end and bind it.
The hem is finished with binding so it was no trouble to cut a little extra.
I made a lining using this method,the only difference was gathering and binding the sleeve ends.
That was pretty similar to the last step of this frock.
|The flounce is vintage broderie left over form Elsa'a Starling dress.|
Finished at 1am,the morning we leave for our Hol's!
I love the retro look of the sleeves nearly as long as the dress it self.
Her sweet happy face the next morning made the late night worth while.
'Oh,Mummy. You finished it'
These were the shoes I purchased to wear with this dress. Lidia wore them previously around the house to soften them up but when she came to put them on with the dress they were too small.
There were tears-mine,but dear Liddy exclaimed that her lace up boots would be a perfect alternative.
Have I mentioned how lovely this little girl is?
Now for some inspiration.
Size 8,unlined in vintage broderie with pink broderie flounce.
Size 2 in Tula Pinks Flutterbye with cotton flounce.
Size 3 in woollen suiting with Liberty flounce.
Go on,make your little girl a Star(ling)