H. is going through another growth spurt and outgrowing a few of the school clothes I made for her. Making a few modifications to the dress C pattern, I finished a new dress over the weekend. H. should (hopefully) be able to wear it through the spring, summer, and fall.
This time around, I cut the collar on the fabric’s bias, adjusted the sleeves, so they aren’t as angular, and created a pleat both in the front and back of the dress. Even with these simple changes, I ended up ripping and re-sewing the collar and parts of the dress 2-3 times before I was satisfied with the fit. I still keep seeing things I can adjust, but I am tired of making little tweaks.
For this dress, I used filigree print from Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks line.