|I love the contrast yoke! And all those tiny pattern pieces are so cute!|
Just a heads up the pattern envelope said it was a Size 2 for a 21 inch chest. I measured the flat pattern and it only measured 21 inches so it gave just enough ease for her 19 inch chest. I don't know if that was just this pattern or something from this time period. I'm just glad I measured!
Since I had to deliver this that night I knew I wouldn't have time for several of these little details plus I didn't have enough fabric so the first thing I did was eliminate several details.
No Bow Ties
Used bias tape instead of facings on the neckline.
I also pieced the skirt a bit differently so I could get all the pieces to fit.
Instead of trying to join two pointy seams, when I basted the lace to the fabric I did it right along the seam allowance and attached the yoke with a lapped seam I carefully topstitched down. Much faster, neater and with much nicer results.
|Right and wrong sides half pressed.|
She was thrilled to have her own dress and I was thrilled it fit her. My Dad even said it's one of the best pieces I've made.
|Fits so well and she loves it despite the weird faces...|
Gorgeous dress and you can see her joy in the first photo!
Wow that's lovely! Great (and speedy) work!
OMG so cute! Good work on that finishing a speedy project but making it look great.
Thanks! I was amazed at how quickly it went together.
So cute and I agree it´s much faster to sew for kids. Everything is smaller and easier to pull together. I envy you a bit I have to admit - not having a daughter I´m limited to pants, shirts and t-shirts for kids clothing.
that is a really beautiful dress - The lace works really well with the print on the yellow fabric. I think any little girl would be thrilled to receive something so lovely.
I know, I'm so lucky I have little girls to sew for! I do really enjoy it. I forgot that all the pieces are smaller so of course it's going to take less time. :) You don't have fitting issues either!
Thanks. I was tickled the lace overlay worked out! I love lace!
Love it! And the lace on the upper bodice and sleeves looks so gorgeous for a little girl!
I know! Thanks so much! It's one of those things I have to step back and go, "Did I make that?" :)
That's a beautiful dress!
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