Every now and then I try something new and the outcome is wonderful! This is one of those projects.
I came back from a very long vacation feeling ready for our autumn routines. Having new fabric and supplies at hand I re-organized and browsed until I happened upon this combination (which I ran by some friends to be sure they worked well together).
I used a Simplicity pattern (which also has a matching doll pattern — too cute) and all the while wondered if the final dress would be a little country.
Somehow the floral and gold works quite well together and is just the perfect transition dress from summer into Autumn.
I love all the different angles on this dress.
The details on this dress is where all the work went in. The collar, tiny pockets, flutter sleeves, buttons, elastic, three tiers of skirt… it just went on and on, so I gave myself lots of time to sew it up (3 days) and just enjoyed the process.
The twirl factor on this dress is appreciated by my daughter; although she was a little disappointed by the lack of pockets…
Overall this was a winner!
Simplicity D0684 (optional doll size which I purchased for later years)
Top Fabric: gold/yellow cotton-poly mix $2 yrd at the market
Skirt Fabric: floral hand-me-down that couldn’t find a home Free
Thanks for taking a look!!