With the fabric that was intended for Abby's Easter dress I've constructed this summery frock! It is so hot here this is a perfect little outfit. I used the "Toddler's Dress" pattern from Making Children's Clothes by Emma Hardy. It's on the front of the book for good reason! This dress is light, but still a fully lined "real" dress.
|She had to prove to me she could dance in it and so wear it to Dance Camp today.|
|I skipped the ribbons on the bottom since I thought it would be too much with the thick binding and the ruffles. How cute are those tiny shoes??|
|It's like a metro map: take the green line to Piccadilly station, cut on the fold then transfer to the pink line...|
|Strap before the fold and iron...|
|...strap after. Tip for beginners: this is why a good iron and ironing board are so important. This would be hard to impossible without them. And yes, I need to work on my cutting too.|
Verdict: In love with it! My best project I've completed so far in terms of my skill level in completing it. Could be a little longer, but my daughter has inhumanly long legs (doesn't get it from me!) and while I could adjust it so the shoulder ties were lower, she has a scar on her chest (open heart surgery) that I like to keep covered in the sun. It wouldn't be hard to adjust the pattern to make it longer next time.