The last edition of Kid’s Clothes Week (May 23-29) provided me with the perfect excuse to finish a couple of much-belated projects and complete a couple of new ones.
Obviously, I didn’t even get the chance to share them in due time, but you know what they say … better late than never, right?
Overall, during KCW I completed 4 dresses for my girl (2 were almost completed, but I just kept postponing them for various reasons) and to be honest, I don’t think I’ll be sewing her more dress any time soon.
She’s officially into that stage where handmade dresses are no longer the first option when she picks her clothes 😦
Obviously, that wouldn’t be such an issue if I was willing to sew only tees and denim shorts but, I do enjoy sewing new patterns, specially dresses and blouses/tops, so I’m currently dealing with a bit of mixed feelings …
This pattern offers so many options – sleeves, bodice, skirt – and it’s truly a pleasure to sew. However, and because I got the message about “no fancy dresses”, I went with true and tried options – cap sleeves and gathered skirt.
Fabric is Painted Gingham in Blueberry from the Sommer Collection by Sarah Jane (love love this collection) and I couldn’t love it more. It’s not the traditional gingham but still it looks absolutely perfect and probably a bit more modern!
I paired with red buttons, of course (I think yellow would also be perefct, but I couldn’t find any in my button jar …)!
If that isn’t obvious from the pictures (again, indoors, because the weather was really awful during KCW), little Miss loved the new dress!! (insert happy dance)
This dress has the right amount of twirl and the plaid gingham gives it such an unexpected twist …
I have said it before, but it’s worth repeating that this is a great pattern if you’re looking for lots of dress options. It includes sizes newborn to 8 years, which of course, makes it quite a bargain.
My girl is already wearing size 8 (with a narrow hem), so I suppose this will be the last time I sew her this dress …
Don’t ask me about this back posing. She thinks it’s cool and it was the only back picture that I managed to get.
Thank you Bonnie!!
Pattern: Infinite A-line dress from Whisk’Em Patterns | Digital pattern
Size made: size 8 (pattern ranges from newborn to 8 years)
Fabrics used: Quilting cotton (Sommer, Sarah Jane for Michael Miller)
xo Ana Sofia