I only had 0.7m of the fabric (a medium weight textured Japanese cotton from Tessuti fabrics), and my daughter wasn't sure she liked the fabric - but she agreed to suspend judgement.
The dress was really quick to make; the pattern (Burda magazine 11/2010-151) was already traced out from her recent birthday dress - and this sort of cotton is very pleasant and trouble-free to sew. Some minor modifications: sleeves left off, a narrower skirt with pleats not gathers, an angled patch pocket, and some trim from Lincraft (all around the hemline but only on the front neckline).
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Today was a two-party day for my daughter, and with choices including her Tinkerbell dress, a Snow White dress and her birthday dress, she chose to wear the new blue dress.
Judgement has been passed - it's a success. And worn all the way to bedtime.
Back onto grownup sewing, I've finished my grey wool trousers but haven't yet taken their pictures, and have started a cheap (hopefully wearable) version of the kimono sleeve Vena Cava dress (V1228).
And I'm mulling over ideas for a colour blocked linem version of this dress, V1074.
These are the colours I was thinking (and that I have in my stash). Any thoughts? Would these colours look alright? They remind me of gelati and sunsets. The weather is heating up...
I don't have enough of any one of these for a whole dress, and probably have only just enough of the pink for the bodice and straps. Your views would be much appreciated.