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Inspiration: A client! A friend of my mom purchased a dress form me last year out of the floral fabric. I told her I had more of it, and we decided to make these dresses for her daughters.
Materials: lightwieght denim~the floral print was given to me and the blue is from Joann’s (it’s a really great fabric–100% cotton, extra wide, hardly fades even with many washings and doesn’t shrink at all) Sense and Sensibility Girls’ Regency dress, buttons and cotton muslin lining
Construction: I have played with this pattern a lot, and this is my favorite way to make it. It’s very fast and flattering. Basically, I take off the sleeves and make a half-circle skirt. I also added the patch pockets. The dresses close in the back with buttons, and the bodices are lined with cotton muslin (like the original pattern).
Inspiration: a client! A five-year-old princess who loves to dress beautifully all the time 🙂 (my kinda girl)
Materials: fabric from the tutti frutti collection at Joann’s, Sense and Sensibility Girls’ Regency dress, buttons, a tiny bit of bias tape
Construction: the only changes I made to the pattern were to take off the sleeves and make a half-circle skirt instead of a gathered one. The little blue dress I made for her doll. I created the pattern myself, using the shapes of the girls’ dress as a guide. I bound the doll dress’s hem with bias tape because that’s easier than turning a hem on this fabric (besides, it makes it pretty cute, doesn’t it?).