I was inspired by a little dress one of the children in our Sunday School was wearing. It is made from a soft, flowy woven coral plaid I found for a great deal on fabric.com. (Not an affiliate link...just sharing!)
The bow was made by cutting a 2.5" wide bias strip, and then sewing it together and topstitching. It's held in place from inside the dress with a safety pin to make washing a cinch.
I got the dress cut out and realized it needed a subtle bit of color, and so I whipped together some piping with some pale yellow percale and cotton twine.
The dress buttons down the back with eleven buttons. To make the placket, just cut two halves of the dress back, adding 2.5 " to the center. I also put a 1" strip of interfacing down each side of the dress back. My awesome mom sewed all those buttons on for me after I sewed the button holes. :)
Here are the girls in their dresses on Easter Sunday.
I would love to know if you've tried my banded peasant blouse pattern...or a variation of it. (I also made another version for Dolly's birthday last summer) I highly recommend the Leila and Ben pattern to use with my banded pattern. It came together really well, and actually fits better in the armpit/ sleeve area than my other version.
Want to see more of Dolly's dress? Click HERE.
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