KCW recommends to sew for 1 hour/day and I knew I would be able to complete this dress within that time frame (yes, that’s as simple especially if you have done several times before).
The pattern includes only 5 pieces (front and back plus matching linings and the collar piece) and like all Children’s Corner patterns each size is individually drafted so you can cut the pattern pieces for the size you need (this is a size 6) while preserving the other sizes for later (and I love that, because tracing patterns is not my favorite part of sewing).
The design of this dress is quite flattering and, most important is perfect for hot summer days (breezy and twirly) especially if you use a special Liberty tana law (or a beautiful voile) print – the drape is absolutely perfect. For this version, I choose a classic Liberty print: Betsy (a timeless floral bought on eBay).
The dress features a lovely peter pan collar (piping added) and the fullness is adjusted with side-ties/ribbons for added cuteness.
This dress is fully lined (no exposed seams) and I’m looking forward to try a fall version using a fine corduroy (note: for a fall/winter version, I would skip the peter pan collar so that it could be worn with a turtleneck underneath).
And finally, on day three of KCW July 2014, “someone” decided to model the dress. Obviously, it was made for dancing 🙂
xx Ana sofia