My little one is growing. And I mean growing. It seems like she has outgrown everything in her closet in a matter of days. So I sifted through my ever growing stash of fabric and went to work. Plus, completion of this dress coincides perfectly with Project Run and Play's season 5 auditions; so wish me luck! I would love to have the opportunity to grow and improve.
I must say, I'm in love with this French-inspired play dress, and so is the Little One. The pattern is my own.. so I may just have make one my size. : )
I decided to give the dress a boat neck because gives it the little frock a classic silhouette which, in my opinion, compliments the full skirt nicely.
The black bodice detail is pleated and adds a bit of visual interest to the bodice. I love adding little details to a dress. (Tutorial on how to add a pleated detail here.) The white and black fleur de lis fabric was hand painted onto a white sheet that I purchased for sewing projects (tutorial here).
I added some gold buttons to the bodice because, well.....I'm a bit obsessed with gold buttons at the moment. So bear with me while I get this little obsession out of my system. : )
I must say that the Little One's favorite parts of the dress are the two pockets. It's a perfect place to stash all her lovely treasures (tutorial can be found here).
So out of a sheet and a few pieces of scrap fabric I pulled together this little number. Oh happy day. : )
Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to sew the black pleated bodice detail!