And this is why no Easter sewing this year. My friend Kathie's daughter, Grace, will be baptized this weekend, and I was lucky enough to make a dress to commemorate the occasion. Yay! I love making pretty dresses. (This one was a long time coming. I have unfinished baby dresses that were intended for Grace.)
The fabric is a very fine lawn/batiste (it's been in a the stash for awhile) with a white stripe, lined with a cotton/poly batiste. The dress came out of the washer/dryer today remarkable unwrinkled.
Because a girl should wear horizontal stripes while she can still get away with them.
The ribbon is from stash, too. Grace said that she likes flowers and big skirts and twirling.
There's a big puffy sash. And pockets. And word is that Grace loves it!
The pattern is Jane-Ann from Children's Corner (sadly, out of print). It's hard to see in these photos, but there are cool little pleats in the front bodice waist. The sash is supposed to extend out of those pleats. I liked the ribbon too much to cut back on it, so I made a full sash. The only other modifications were to add an underskirt; interface the upper collar; interface the button area in the back bodice; and I ironed interfacing onto the back of the floral ribbon to keep the threads in place. I use a beautiful, lightweight German interfacing - again, from stash.