If you life in the northern hemisphere, fall might just as well arrived.
Yet, and because we live in Portugal (South Europe), we’re still making the most of our late summer weather (and wardrobe).
So shameless,I will use it as an excuse to keep showing you some summer sewing that never made it here🙂
It shouldn’t be new to you, that I’m a huge (to say the least) fan of Children’s Corner patterns, so I’ve been patiently waiting for my girl to be a size 7 so that I could finally sew the Jacqueline dress.
As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be a perfect summer dress – the round yoke is absolutely gorgeous – and obviously it had to be a red and navy dress.
I’m absolutely partial of this color combo for summer dresses, and somehow there’s always a red and navy dress in my girl’s summer closet.
Back to the pattern. The Jacqueline is the typical Children’s Corner pattern – paper version, unnested (each size is traced individually) with straight to the point instructions. Easy to understand and surprisingly fast to sew.
I do confess that I wasn’t sure if I was going to succeed with the neck piping, but I got carried away with the sewing, and when I noticed I had it finished. Yes, it was that painless😉
I really love the fit of this dress on my girl – light enough for hot summer days and yet looks very polished.
It was our go-dress for most of last summer events – she always got many compliments (she loves it!) and it was really suitable for most occasions.
I used a Gutermann print bought from a local shop for the main dress and a beautiful broderie anglaise for the neck yoke. This round yoke is also perfect for adding a monogram or embroidery. It closes with buttons in the back.
This dress is fully lined (another Children’s Corner trademark) which probably accounts for its perfect drape. The skirt has a A-line and a tapered in the waistline version, but honestly I can’t remember which one I choose. I think it was the tapered one …
I couldn’t be more pleased with this pattern. Highly recommended, if you ask me!
xx Ana Sofia
PS. Sisforsewing is now on Instagram! Take a peek, if you care to see what I do on a daily basis (well, most likely every 3/4 days …). I’ll add a button soon.🙂