The Communion dress will be lined, so I also lined this dress. Sewing the princess seams was interesting, and the first time I've tried it. I found that sewing from the end of the skirt, right up to the top made it easier to sew the curved seams at the bodice (There are some great tips in Simon Henry's book Little Best Dress on sewing curved seams)
All the seams are hidden, and there's an invisible zip, which is actually not that invisible! The Vogue pattern has a curved centre-back seam, which made matching the dots more difficult.
As usual I couldn't resist adding a trim somewhere. I had almost decided to add ribbon to highlight the princess seams, but I went for simplicity this time and just used a ribbon from Farbenmix on the hem.
What is a pretty dress without an accessory?! The heart-shaped bag is a from a Japanese Pattern Book.
My niece was delighted with her dress, and she wore it for the one warm spring day we had recently! The feedback on the sizing was that the bodice and neckline are perfect, but the waist is about 2cm above her waist - an easy fix!
This week I am planning on making a lot of progress on the dress .....
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