I loved this fox dress pattern from the minute I saw it on Burda 8/2018 magazine. It took me some time to find the perfect fabric for it and then I got busy with other projects. Now, however, S needed more clothes and I took the pattern and decided finally to make this dress.
This dress is a super cute pinafore dress and it is part of the Time for school collection. The front flap is decorated with a fox applique and embroidery with added little ears at the start of the shoulder straps. The two patch pockets have cute little claws made out of felt.
This pattern comes in sizes 116 – 140 cm. S is closer to the size 130 cm but I decided to size up. Still, the dress doesn’t look too big due to the elasticated waist at the back. There is some extra length in the shoulder straps which will be useful when my daughter grows some more. So I’d recommend sizing up unless your child is very slender.
I used a burnt orange baby cord velvet for the dress. The white applique parts are white linen and the claws and the nose are made of felt. I made the embroidery using black cotton perle.
The straps crisscross at the back which keeps them well in place on the shoulders. I made the straps with two buttonholes and, for the time being, folded the straps so that the button goes through both buttonholes. When S grows she can then only use the lower buttonhole.
S loves the dress and started wearing it immediately after I got it finished. In fact, I had to wash it before taking these pictures since it had already got some little stains. She now would like to have more animal themed dresses!
I have already forgotten where I got this cotton baby cord fabric but I found something very similar at Minerva Crafts here (affiliate links):
The first one is perhaps slightly redder and the latter more orange. Both are 100 % cotton and would work nicely for this dress.
I can really recommend this Burda 8/2018 130. pattern and I hope Burda would make more cute dresses in this size range.
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