I picked up the Butterick Sew & Sew B5198 pattern last year intending to make it for H. last summer. When I got home, I realized I had purchased the 4-6 version of the pattern instead of the 1-3 sizes. On the adorable model, the looseness skirt of the skirt looks really cute, but as I was sewing, I begin to think the dress was starting to look more and more like a muumuu . It didn’t help that the fabric is a bit on the homely side. I thought it came out looking a bit Little-House-On-The-Prairie-ish. I must admit, the only reason I picked up this fabric was that it was navy blue with a lighter blue which would compile with H’s uniform requirements.
My friend Crista recently finished making this dress for her daughter, but she added a belt. I quickly followed suit. I think the belt transforms the dress.