A vintage dress for Matilda.
A beautiful 'fit and flare' with an amazing sleeve ruffle.
Sewn in a very beautiful linen/cotton
I made the size 8 for Matilda (who is nearly 11) which corresponds to her chest measurements.
It fits perfectly!
I made the pattern exactly as directed, my only change was to use some flat piping at the neck edge left over from Trixie's shorts
The sash is finished with a narrow, double hem and is set into the front side panels.
I used a standard zipper as I have love/hate with invisible zippers.
I love how easy they are to instal, I hate that they break so easily.
Matilda requested the dress be very fitted but I didn't need to, the pattern fit like it was drafted for her.
I think the arm sleeve may be a bit snug or the fabric is a wee bit scratchy as I did see her tug at that a few times, we shall see.
I adore this fabric and I was so pleased Tilly was happy for me to sew it up for her.
So many vintage patterns, so little time!
This pattern is every bit as wearable now. I have spotted many versions on Pinterest.
I have the next size up in the same pattern and I would love to make a soft denim version with frayed ruffles.
Although I didn't need to fit it, all the panels would make fitting a dream.
I love the watercolour flower fabric.
It's very comfortable and I love the bow at the back.
I am a bit sad because my rose gold Saltwater sandals are too small for me now, as they worked perfectly with my dress.
I think that this dress will be my new favourite, I am going to wear it all the time.
I originally wanted it to be fitted and then I thought back to my blouse with the birds on it that I ripped and decided not have it fitted. But then the dress turned out to be fitted anyway (Not too fitted though so I couldn't rip it).
It was a little bit tight under my arms but mum said that that should come out in a few washes.
Thank you for reading.... xx N