I finished up this dress over the weekend and am quite happy with it. Maybe because it's green and I am longing for warmer weather, or because it's a different take on a vintage dress than I usually do (I am trying to branch out) but it was a quick and fun project to work on.
The dress came from this vintage pattern below, although the pattern is a size 6 and my 6 year old needs about a size 2/3 in vintage patterns so I basically used it as inspiration and made up my own.
I pretty much stayed true to the pattern except for the sleeves. I decided on a 3/4 length sleeve with a few more ruffles on the bottoms to tie into the ruffles on the front.
The one regret is the hem....it is a teeny, tiny hem. But I was so tight on fabric it is all I could eek out. I really needed another quarter of a yard...and then it would have had a nice wide hem, but it was a "make do with what you have moment." Oh well.
But the good news of the day is....
she likes it...
especially the sleeves. "Because I love elbow sleeves, mom."