Thursday, February 9, 2012

Girl's Concert Dress

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are having wonderful Thursday. I would like to welcome those who discovered this blog via Rhonda's fabulous blog, Rhonda's Creative Life.

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 Front

Dress Back (and Leo's tail)

Fabric: Polyester Shantung and polyester lining from Joann store.
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.
Betterick 3350

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!


  1. Hey Yuki, I was so happy to see all the new followers on your blog. Congratulations!!!

  2. Thanks, Rhonda! BTW I really enjoy reading your blog, both sewing and non-sewing related posts.