I try to make my daughter a “fancy” dress every spring that she can wear for all of the events around that time. It is kinda a birthday / easter / spring concert / graduation dress. This year we decided to try out the Caroline dress from Mouse House Creations because we had such a great experience with her Janie Dress pattern over the winter.
This dress pattern is a pretty good compromise for us. It has a modern, simple silhouette for me, but has the fullness in the skirt section that makes my daughter happy. It’s a good inbetween dress for that 8/9 yr old age where they are still little girls so you want something that feels young enough, but it doesn’t have the frills and bows that would be more appropriate for a toddler.
It was a very simple and easy sew. I lined the bodice and skirt with some maroon cotton which made the inside of the dress really pretty and also added some fullness to the skirt. It also has optional pockets which we of coarse added.
The fabric for the main dress is some gorgeous cotton lawn from LaMercerie. I bought it for a robe awhile back, but thought it would be perfect for this dress. It’s a very sophisticated looking floral and the large scale is really nice on the fullness of the skirt.
We are both very happy with how this dress turned out. It’s always nice to sew up a quick and pretty girls dress every once in awhile to cleanse the palette.