I’ve been in major stash busting mode this week (more of that to come) and so I decided to finally make up this sweet little dress for my daughter using Burdastyle 6/2010 #147. This was kinda a trial run for a different dress that I am making for my daughter, but I think it turned out well all in all.
It’s a really simple pattern. The printout is actually only the bodice and then you cut out rectangles for the skirt and straps. The instructions, as usual, were pretty worthless, so I just did my own thing. It was simple enough to figure out on my own.
The fit isn’t perfect. I took out about a half inch of width from both the front and back bodice pieces and I think that I could have taken out a bit more. Or at least moved in where the straps meet the bodice. I also wish that I had shortened the bodice by about an inch. It seems to hit a bit long for my taste. I think that little girl dresses look best when they hit at the belly button or above, but that is just my personal preference.
The fabric is Joel Dewberry and I chose it because it reminded me loosely of Liberty of London. The whole dress is lined with some brown cotton lawn from my stash.
I am a bit worried about the tension on the spaghetti straps due to the weight of the dress. Any tips on how to reinforce the seam where those attach?