I love it when my daughter sees fabric that is a must have on her list! A while back we seen a cute skirt sewn up in this fabric on Flicker that a friend had made and it was a huge request by my little girl. So when Whimsical Fabrics starting to stock this very print we had to have it!
When I first ordered the fabric I knew I had to make a Hide and Seek dress with it. I adore the lines on this pattern. It's not your traditional dress/tunic top but it still looks so sweet on little girls. I think the simple lines on this one makes it perfect for using fun fabrics for sewing! Also the simple lines on this pattern allows it to have have some awesome details. Win win in my book!
I love the yokes V notch shape and the outside curves. It gives the illusion of a more shaped bodice so it doesn't look baggy. LOVE! The back bodice has the very same shape as well. I used chambray for the yoke and yoke lining.
Just below the yoke the skirt is attached with some soft gathers. It looks so sweet I think.
I finished the back with rectangle MOP buttons. These were the last of the ones I had bought from the old vintage store before the sweet lady went to be with the Lord. They are very special to my daughter and I both. (I miss her dearly. We could talk for hours about sewing for children.)
The other wonderful detail this dress has are some clever welt pockets on the front seam line. They are surprisingly easy to sew!
Here is the first Hide and Seek tunic I sewn. I really love how it came out.
As you can tell from Sweet pea's face she loves this dress as much as I do. I love her style as she is growing. It's fun to watch her grow into a little lady.
I bought all the fabrics and supplies from Whimsical Fabrics. I not sure if I said this before now or if you have noticed (LOL hubby sure has!!) that I buy almost all my fabrics and patterns from Whimsical Fabrics now. It's an online fabric store that is a favorite of mine for sure! They have awesome sales and the fastest shipping around. Every time you buy anything you receive a 10% off your next purchase coupon and they is a sample fabric card swatch with 8 different fabrics on there. I loves these because I can see in person how the fabric feels and looks before I buy. WF also has the best costumer serve hands down. (She even ships internationally as well) If you would love to check out her shop you can find just below, just click on the name. :-)