Wednesday 12 September 2012

The BEST DRESSed girl in town

The sun has been shining, we've been looking in the summery dresses for things to wear - and so here's something you haven't seen before...

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.

Check out Lara's winter versions here and some more that Nikki has made with different options here and here.


CurlyPops said...

Oh it's gorgeous Karen!
I think I might need to make one of these for a friends little girl, and in perfect timing, I had an invisible zip putting in lesson yesterday.

Nikki said...

Thanks for sharing this, Karen. our darling girl looks absolutely beautiful in her new dress and I hope she enjoys lots of twirling in it.

Tanya said...

That Curlypops IS very efficient, isn't she. I ordered a hat pattern from her on the weekend and here it is in my letterbox today. That dress is wonderful, great fabric choice too. i haven't made the pintuck version, but I really love it.

Ellieboo said...

It certainly is a sweet dress - might have to add it to my sewing list especially if there is some painless zipper advice - I definitely need it. Why are zippers such a pain?

Jen said...

What an adorable dress. It would be great for parties with that twirly skirt. Definitely going on my to sew list!

Cindy said...

It's a beautiful dress! I love the pleats on the bodice.:)

Shindy said...

Cute dress!
Maybe my girls also like it!

Kylie said...

It looks like the perfect dress to twirl in.

ARTwendy ... said...

stunning ... yay for Nikki!! Miss G looks like she loves it!! well done once again mum!