Monday, 16 January 2012

Another Little Dress

I guess sewing dresses for my daughter must be one of my forms of sewing procrastination, because rather than keep going with my muslin for my 1980s Vogue Ralph Lauren all-in-one (more on that to come in a separate post) I've gone and made another.

Of course she says she loves it - smart kid! Positive feedback keeps the dresses coming...

The details:

  • the pattern is # 148 from BurdaStyle 06/2010, in a lengthened size 110cm. Exactly as for the last dress I posted. And the extra length is exactly as requested, long enough that the boys at kindy won't catch sight of her undies when she's running around (this seems to be a new concern).
  • the fabric is a very lightweight voile that I picked up recently at Lincraft (they still have heaps - also in a blues/purples version). It's fully lined (not part of the pattern) in a coordinating pale pink voile. 
  • instead of 2 pieces of angled lengthwise trim as suggested in the pattern, this time around I handstitched a little piece of daisy trim on the neckline - a small piece of guipere lace, also from Lincraft (but quite expensive for them). 

Look where I got the idea for the neckline trim from: a gorgeous Little Leona by Leona Edmiston t-shirt my daughter was given for Christmas:

I think I prefer the finish on this fully lined version to my earlier one with bias bound edges - makes for such a straightforward but neat-looking little dress....


  1. I'd wear this dress myself! Very cute! Love the trim!

  2. Beautiful daughter, and equally beautiful dress - made for each other!!!

  3. Love the colours in this dress. The print is really very pretty. Oh, how I wish my daughter would wear pretty dresses. These days the only thing she'll wear is short bike pants.

  4. What a great print! She looks very cute.

  5. What a cute dress! Love your cushions and gift pouches too, you have been very industrious!


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