That's what my little girl was doing because I have FINALLY finished this dress for her!
I'm embarrassed to say I cut it out in November last year - and planned for her to have it last summer.
|Little white flower buttons just from Spotlight|
Somehow it didn't get done last summer so of course I shoved it aside for winter and recently 'rediscovered' it...
|She likes to call this her 'school dress'.|
My fear on completing it was that there was no way the size five was going to fit and it would have to be handed down to the smallest person.
Miss L is very pleased it does fit - it's actually the perfect size for her right now - so I plan on letting her wear it whenever she wants to get good wear from it until she grows out of it!
I was making it in this colour as a bit of a trial for size - I am not mad on this colour on Miss L - I think it washes her out a bit - but she doesn't care!
|Please excuse the badly tied bow - I need to work on that I think!|
The pattern is the Oliver+s Jump Rope Dress, which I believe is now near impossible to find in the larger sizes.
It's a classic shirt dress - one I know I will make again, despite the fact that I didn't really enjoy making it this time - because it took place over such a long period of time - so I felt I read and re-read sections of the pattern again and again.
The fabric is actually sheeting that was part of a bunch of fabric a friend gave to me last year. It is a little stiffer than a quilters cotton so holds the shape of the skirt quite nicely, and I learned today also wipes clean!
See more lovely versions of this dress on Lara, Rachel, Jen's and Bec's blogs.
Tomorrow - sewing confessions - I am 'outing' myself on projects unfinished that MUST be done!!
Feel free to come back and kick my butt then!