What I show you today is a little girl's dress. I made this dress when my daughter was six - that is six years ago. She was required to wear something formal to participate in her school winter concert.
|Dress Back (and Leo's tail)|
IMO little girl's dress MUST be washable. These fabrics were perfect for this dress.
Pattern: Butterick 4117 (out of print).
|Butterick 4117 (Out of Print)|
Butterick 3350 looks pretty close.
I added lower band and trim around ribbon in contrasting color to make color-block look, and attached frill to the linig hem to make my DD feel like a princess.
It could be me or fabric but the side seams were little puckered. Luckily those less-desirable seams were not noticeable in a dimly lit concert hall. I saw my DD happily saying "My mom made this" everytime she got compliment from female teachers and grandmas, and that was the sweetest reward I got for this project. :)
Until next time, cheers to you all!