It is sometimes a little 'scary' using fabric for a pattern that comes from a new-to-me designer.
I'm pleased with the results of this one.
I sized up for length as I like my girls' dresses a little longer than a lot of dresses are designed.
They out-grow them slower and it's a little more modest.
Overall I'm happy with how this pattern turned out--I've had a number of adults saying they would wear a dress like this!
The only thing that was new to me on this pattern was the method of sewing the bias trim around the bodice. It is a method that needs to be done with care so you have no raw edges poking out.
But, the end result is pretty sweet!
I love how the lace pops out and breaks up the print.
The pattern has the option to do a solid skirt and one with lace/bias binding trim.
The bodice runs a little wide at the shoulders but my daughter is petite and is on the low end of the size range.
Fabric was a thrift store find a number of years ago.
This was the perfect vintage-esque pattern to use it for.
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