I made my daughter a dress to wear for her brother's confirmation, while taking an unscheduled break from jacket sewing!
It took us a while to decide, but the starting point was a pair of tights and a hairband which I've had for about a year and which I was afraid she would be grown out of
Interesting ( as in I have too much pink, and that I bought it for myself) that the only matching fabric I had was this voile from Anna Maria Horner, but at least I still have enough left to make something for me!
This fabric almost picked it's own pattern, in that I knew it needed to be something simple which would not break up the design too much. I made dress H from this book, Girl's Style Book (ISBN978-4-579-11181-7) which was incredibly easy to sew.This pattern book is from MisforMake and has some lovely designs for dresses and tops,
I know that this dress has broken all the 'rules' for sewing for children, but I love the colours in this fabric.
I added grey ribbons to the dress, which are sewn exactly as in the pattern.
The back view shows some of the lining at the top. I fully lined the dress rather than use the recommended facings.
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This Japanese Pattern Book also had a hat pattern (pattern K) it's quite different to the usual hat I make, and reminds me a bit of a chef's hat, though that absolutely is not the look I'm going for!I will get my daughter to try it on when she gets home from preschool.