I've been sewing lots of girls dresses again recently because of family occasions and niece's birthdays. After sewing my son's jacket, it is just such enjoyable sewing to be able to put colours and fabric and trims together and turn them into pretty dresses.
This dress is the Farbenmix Elodie pattern again, the first of 2 dresses I made for my god-daughter. She turned 6 the end of March and as the pattern is sized 5-6 and 7-8, I drew a line between these 2 sizes, which roughly corresponded to 6-7 (I hoped!)
The red fabric was bought locally, the skirt fabric is a Stenzo cotton from DotsnStripes and the ribbon is also from Farbenmix.
No hats this time, but I made a bag to match.
This pattern makes a gorgeous dress, but I find that the bodice part is quite short and I add about 2 inches to the neckline and shoulder which makes it longer and allows enough fabric to make a casing for the elastic. The zip at the back would be better if it was an invisible zip as it would sit better on the curve of the skirt. Despite these minor issues, I made another version of this dress for my daughter for Easter - I'm on a roll!
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