When Charlotte selected a toddler dress sewing pattern, I have to say I was intrigued! Our other bloggers had mostly selected ladieswear, so we were really happy to have someone who branched out into kidswear. The results are so pretty and perfect for Summer. Here's Charlotte's make in full!
When White Tree Fabrics contacted me and asked if I'd like to be part of their Blogger Team I couldn't reply to them quick enough, they stock some beautiful fabric along with my all time favourite brand Tilda. I chose to make the dress shown in option B, I've deviated slightly from the pattern in that I haven't added the ric-rac hem or appliqué - the Tilda fabric is just too pretty to cover up and looks beautiful on it's own.
The pattern itself is very easy to put together, the part I struggled with slightly was getting the neck and back lining to sit nicely inside the dress. I may have cut one slightly off or stitched a few mm out when joining them, I need to be less impatient when sewing! It took quite bit of pressing and pinning but once I put some stay stitches in place it sat fine, I think it's just the nature of the style of dress. I was tempted to run a finishing stitch along the whole top edge but I think it would have looked too fussy, I want it to be more of an everyday, play dress than a special occasion one - nice and simple.
When it came to the button holes I was a bit worried, I've never done button holes before...then again up until about 10 weeks ago I'd never done a zip either...it's safe to say I'm quite the novice! Luckily my fancy pants new machine can do button holes all by itself, you just slide the button in the back of the special foot and it works out the size and sticthes away - perfect button holes everytime!
The finishing touch was a small bit of hemming and a good iron. I then remembered that the fancy pants machine can do EVERYTHING and decided to add my little MushaMakes embroidery on the bottom, did I mention how much I love my new sewing machine?
It was a lovely pattern to work with, so simple to follow (as long as you cut accurately) and I think it would look lovely no matter what fabric it was made it. I can't wait to use it again!
Shop the look:
Tilda Aurora Teal Fabric ► Click here
Sewing Pattern ► Click here