I tested this pattern for Nikki back in the colder months and the small child is delighted to be able to finally wear it!
This is the Best Dress pattern - a divine dress for little girls that is modest, sweet and age appropriate, something that you can struggle to find these days - especially in store bought items.
|Made with some Denyse Schmidt quilting cotton from Spotlight|
As is always the case with Nikki's patterns - there are many different options you can choose from when constructing this dress.
You can select from a tie or belt at the back; pin-tucked bodice or no pin-tucks; full gathered skirt or flared skirt and cap or gathered sleeve.
Mix and match them to your heart's content and the options are endless.
This little dress has the pin-tucked bodice with the more full, gathered skirt and the gathered sleeve, and the tie in the back.
It's a gorgeous girly dress; soft, feminine and sweet.
There's an invisible zip in the back and while I am (still) not a big fan of putting in zips, Nikki's instructions make it fuss free and this one very nearly is, invisible.
The pattern ranges from sizes 5 to 10 and it is definitely something you should add to your summer sewing list.
You can grab a copy from the lovely (and VERY efficient) Cam at Curlypops.
you won't regret it and your little girl will be able to twirl to her heart's content.