I finished the Easter Dress!
And I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out.
I loved everything about this pattern (McCalls 5793), and it went together quickly and without a hitch.
It has simple, puffy sleeves. All little girls should have a dress with puffed sleeves.
It has "twirl-a-bility".
I didn't have to make any alterations to the pattern. Sophie is four years old. I cut out a size four. And it fit. Perfectly.
One of the changes I made to the pattern was using buttons instead of a zipper. It's just such a classic, little girl's dress, I felt that buttons looked better.
I wanted the look of a pinafore without having to actually make one separate from the dress. So I simply sewed a panel to the front and back bodice, edged with cotton lace. Since the overskirt matches the "pinafore" bib, it gives the look of a complete pinafore. The overskirt hem is also trimmed with vintage, cotton lace. Instead of using ribbons for sash ties like the pattern calls for, I made fabric ties.
Nothing says "Spring" like daffodils, does it?
And bunny ears.
Stay tuned for version #2 of this pattern. I think it will look totally different. I'm excited!