The birth of a friend's second daughter gave me a perfect reason to sew a small dress and as it was close to the older girl's birthday, I made a second!
Shaukat, I think), combined with Liberty cotton poplin (from Sewbox) which should suit the girls colouring. The pattern I picked for the smaller dress is the Tea Party sundress from Oliver+S, which I have made lots of times, including doll sizes!
(the colour here is a bit washed out, but it's the only picture I have of the back of the dress and bloomers)
This finishes the insides very neatly. I used a different finish on the centre front seam of the bloomers, but still added ribbon on the outside. This seam is curved, so was a little more difficult to sew. The dress hem and leg openings are sewn with bias binding, which I could have taken more care to match!
The second dress is a Burda pattern from 11/2008, and it's even longer since I sewed with this pattern. I made a couple of versions back in 2008, and another in 2010. The skirt of this dress is pleated, and the pleats are topstiched. I always omit the zip when making this, as it fits easily without it.
list of sewing skills that Beth covered with Karen, I took much more care in trimming the seam allowances at the neckline and armholes, and the lack of bulk in the seams made for a very neat seam line on the outside.
What I forgot? Pockets!! Especially in the bigger dress, my daughter loved them at that age.
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