A couple of months a go (Sew Saturday in October) I bought some of the Michael Miller Magic fabric range with the intention of making a dress for my niece. I love this range, the fabrics are so pretty and bright; perfect for little girls. The lovely lady in the shop told me a metre would do one of the pillow case type dresses you see for little ones but I wanted to try something different.
She loved the dungaree set I made in October so I decided to make one similar but draft it myself… I used a circle skirt pattern by I Think Sew because I didn’t feel confident drafting one myself after my last one didn’t fit. I did draft the waist band though as I wanted to put elastic in the back to make it child friendly and comfy. I measured her waist… and her height and her head and everything else she insisted I measured whilst I was at it. I’m 168cm if you’re interested! I then added 4 inches extra to the measurement needed for the back piece to allow for the elastic and gathered the skirt slightly to fit.
I then used the Sunday Set pattern by Cotton and Chalk to draft a tiny version of the top half and the straps. I was going to do a pocket but I literally used all this fabric!
It all came together nicely. I used French seams as I wanted it to last and everything else was stitched right sides together and then top stitched once turned out. I hate hemming circle skirts though so I made a binding out of the tiny bit of fabric I had left so I had a neat finish.
I finished it off with some bright green buttons, anything pastel just seemed too blah… I added some buttons holes and I was done. I think it is the cutest thing in the whole world and I wrapped it with some white tights… It’s winter after all.
She loved it and wore it to our Boxing Day party, gorgeous or what?! She’s easily my favourite model!
Sorry for the Christmas themed pictures but I needed to share this… It’s just so sweet!