I love this dress! I love the color, the pattern and most of all this cute bow. It is perfect for little girls. I fell in love with this dress pattern when I first seen it over at Spiegelstiksels. I though I had missed the boat on this one but many thanks to Friend I was able to have this pattern.
It was such a great dress to make too. It wasn't hard to make and was very fun. I have not sewn a zipper in over a year so it took a bit of thinking before I sewn it in. The only problem that I had with it was the pattern is in Dutch and wouldn't you know it I don't speak a lick of it. My very sweet hubby sat at the computer one night and had to hand type the whole thing to translate it to English for me. We both tried to copy and paste with no luck. Some things translated very funny sounding too. :) Hubby and I both enjoyed reading the pattern.
This fabric is from grandma and grandpa up north. I love yellow, it is my favorite color. A happy color. When Sweet pea looked at this dress in progress she very nicely told me "I don't like it, it's not pink". gggrrrr. She did come around when I finished it though. (I had to pull her out from under her bed where she was hiding, lol) She all changed her mind when I pulled out the camera. That Changed everything.
She'll do anything to get her picture taking lately. My little model. :) You should see what she did when I ask her to show me her pockets. She tried to show me the making of the pockets, on the inside, as in she pulled her dress up to show the inside of the dress! I about died laughing. :)
Now I did change the dress a bit. I did and length to the skirt as recommend by a friend (Thanks Deb!). It does look really long here but the dress is a whole size bigger than she is so she has growing room in it. I also fully lined the dress. I loved lined clothing for the kids. I also have the zipper going down into the back skirt. The back skirt is in two pattern pieces too. I think it will make for easier dressing as she grows into it.
Next is a pink sailor dress miss Sweet pea in the Sarah Jane Out to Sea line. I know she'll love this one!