I can’t believe my girl is already 7 years old! We went shopping last week to buy her pretty shoes for the birthday party and she found a glittery pair of shoes with little heels. Of course she wanted a dress to match the shoes and I got the task of sewing her a dress.
I’ve had this very light linen in my stash for years and it was perfect for the dress. I used the pattern from the tried and tested Olabelhe Miranda although this time I decided it was due time to go up a size.
The linen was so thin that it required a pink lining to properly show its colour. I did not have any suitable contrasting fabric, so I decided to try doing some pleats to decorate both the bodice and the hem. I also trimmed the armholes and the neckline with a nice lace, which was something I never had tried before.
The belt fabric was a piece of some old polyester chiffon that was probably meant for curtains. However, it looks nice tied up in a big bow. The buttons were old mother-of-pearl buttons from an old silk shirt that I had ripped apart a while ago to make a pyjama top. As a final piece I made a few fabric roses of both the chiffon and the linen and added a few leaves out of the lining fabric. I sewed all of them on a piece of felt and added a safety pin to the back to make up a nice brooch to decorate the dress.
All in all, I’m really proud of how this turned out, especially since, despite the lining fabric, all of the materials had been filling my fabric stash for a long time. S was also very happy!
Sew Sarah Smith
Oh you did a wonderful job!!!