Obviously, this KCW is also a great opportunity (and motivation) for starting my girl’s winter wardrobe.
Around here, temperatures are still reaching over 30ºC (86ºF), but soon fall (and hopefully winter) will come and one needs to be prepare.
Since then, there have been quite a few versions, mostly made in early fall that are easily worn during the winter months (and, fingers crossed, until the arrival of spring).
Personally, and although I love this dress made in solid colors (a chambray version would look so beautiful), I tend to favor prints (large, if possible), like this one:
The pattern itself is not complicated, yet sewing the bib style yoke always requires a bit of time (at least for me). After this part is completed, the entire dress sews so quickly.
My girl is now wearing a size 6, and this pattern goes up to size 8 so I reckon we can still expect to have it in her wardrobe for a couple of seasons (assuming she will still want to wear dresses when she turns 8…).
For the dress main fabric I picked a floral twill and the bib style yoke is made from a baby blue viyella (both from here).
I’m sure this dress will look great with tights, but given the high temperatures (even at the end of the day), she couldn’t be persuaded to wear them (clever girl).
Yes, she’s grabbing a home fragrance jar. I’ve been told, it matches her dress (a word of advise: one need to know how which battles are worth fighting. This is specially true if your little girl dislikes modelling as much as mine).
Still, I love this dress – and so does she 🙂
Thank you for reading.