When, I sew a Colombine blouse a couple of weeks ago I immediately felt in love with the fit on my little girl.
The pattern (from p&m, in French) is quite easy to follow and I found myself imagining a dress version (also included in the pattern) right after this blouse was finished.
I selected a piece of Latana Liberty from my stash (an eBay auction a couple of months ago, originally intended for Children’s Corner Ruthie) and I was quite happy to find it was just enough for making the dress version.
This dress has been finished for a couple of weeks now, but somehow this has proven to be the most tricky piece of garment to photograph to date (thank you R for your endless patience!).
The Liberty print used is quite busy (yet so perfect for a winter dress) making the pattern details look a bit lost.
You do have to trust me when I tell you that it looks much better in person …
Although I found the Colombine dress to be quite adorable on its own, my favorite styling is with a white ruffle blouse underneath. Isn’t it sweet?
I did tried to grab a few action shots of Miss M wearing the dress, but the results were (again) far from great😦
(bad lighting at the end of the day and a very tired girl/mom made it even worst).
Yet, hopefully these will show you how lovely this dress is.
This dress is a size 6T on my 4 year-old girl. It fits perfectly and I could have chosen a bigger size because of her baby belly.
Nevertheless, I found the length to be perfect for a more formal dress (and hopefully it will to last her until next spring).
I think she loves it as well as I do.
I’ve been told that this dress is perfect as a nightgown (can’t blame her. It’s so soft I could pat it all day long).