Today was a picture perfect day....still summer for a few more weeks. Here's a cute pattern to ring in the new school year: Little Shift Dress by Favorite Things.
The coral pink fabric, Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller, has been in my possession for a couple of years. Called Hopscotch, it sewed up so darling in this easy to make dress pattern.
The back features a placket opening with a button closing and self-made bias trim around the pleated neck-line and gathered sleeves. Add some tights and a sweater, and the shift will work well for cooler autumn weather.
I only made a few changes to the size 3 pattern instructions - adding interfacing to the placket, raising the elastic waist casing up 1 3/4 inches, creating a fabric button loop rather than cording, and making the sleeve openings a bit smaller.
The dress sews up very quickly and is one that I'll be making again sometime for any one of my six grand daughters....the pattern includes sizes 2 through 10. The fit is true to size and the sewing directions are easy to follow.
Tomorrow I will show you more of Lula's kindergarten wardrobe made by Lolly using this cute frog fabric by Cloud 9 and the First Day Dress pattern.
Can you tell that I'm having a ball sewing up little girl's clothes?!