Black and White

This dress has been in my "to be sewn" bin for some time now. It was cut out last winter, and once the bodice was made, it was obvious that the pattern sizing was WAY off. According to the pattern it is to fit a child 21-24 pounds and 31-34 inches tall. Miss A should have fit into it perfectly last winter given the measurements, but pattern sizing being what it is, it fits her now with plenty of extra width.
The pattern was pretty straight forward, and I didn't have any difficulty with the sewing. I made a few alterations. The dress is something of a mesh between view A and B. I fully lined the entire dress, not just the bodice. On the skirt lining I added a tulle ruffle to give the appearance of a petticoat peeking from beneath. I liked the front bow off center rather than centered in front.
The gets a lot of compliments and looks really nice especially since the fabric was very inexpensive. She loves the dresses twirl factor, but isn't a fan of the tulle touching her legs. Even though I bought super soft tulle, she says it's too itchy. Once the weather gets cooler, wearing tights should straighten out that problem. I also think I'll add a real petticoat and a shrug (styled after this one) for winter.
Pattern : New Look 6662
Fabric: Cranston Print Works Polka dot from Walmart.


Gentry said...

What a darling dress! Mallory even said, "Mom, I like that dress on my friend." Hope you guys are doing well! I would love to come and see your house! Let me know when you are up to visitors coming over!

Amateur Steph said...

Very cute! I like the bow off to the side as well.

lisa said...

Maybe I should start sewing a few things....thanks for the inspiration!

Hollie said...

I found a petticoat at Dillard's that was much less expensive than the Wooden Soldier one. Oh, and a black Carter's brand shrug with ruffles. Done!