I found these amazing vintage curtains at a thrift store awhile back and couldn’t pass them up. I fell in love with the print and colors. I was a little scared that using them would end up like a bad remake of the Sound of Music, and well, it did kinda end up that way, but I love it anyways. I wasn’t confident enough to make myself something out of it, but I thought that my daughter could pull it off better than I could.
The pattern that I used was from the burda magazine #152. I love that it’s such a classic little girls dress. I made it up once before in a ponte which worked great too. I made a few changes this time around. I lined the entire dress with a brown cotton lawn. I liked that it made it a little nicer and also that it added a bit more fullness to the skirt. I also rotated out the waist darts this. Because honestly, little girls don’t need darts and seeing them on a little dress weirds me out a bit.
My daughter is obsessed with the dress. I love that the fabric is definitely winter and fall appropriate. It was perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas parties (yes, I’ve been sitting on these photos for almost two months).
Now I’ve just got to figure out what to do with the rest of the curtains. I probably still have four yards. I am thinking that maybe a duffle bag or backpack might be cool.