I’ve made maxi dresses for E but I haven’t even considered it for V. She’s not quite 4 years old and I still don’t think she knows how to manage all that material without tripping over it. But she really wanted a long princess dress. I showed her the three maxi dress patterns I had and let her pick. She went with the Annabelle. Unsurprisingly. That dress has real princess appeal…
I used this black and yellow bird and branch fabric I’ve had for ages. Yes, I checked with her first. Obviously. I made a size 4 and ended up doing a 3″ hem. Room to grow!
She loves it.
Seriously loves it.
Insisted on me getting a picture of her Wonder Woman pose…
And that’s all there is to it. I’ve made this pattern before and it’s very well drafted. The chevron pieces fit together really well. I love the elastic in the upper back. It allows for a closer fit but with comfort and room to grow. I did switch up the construction like I mentioned the first time I made this dress. And added a bit of lace to the center panel. That light yellow center was looking a little plain.
And that’s all there is to it!
V is just adorable- I can definitely tell that she loves the dress!
I like the addition of the lace to the center panel. I like the bird fabric too- I wouldn’t have thought to use that for a child’s dress but it works really well with the yellow solid.
Thank you! She wore it two days in a row and then slept in it! I asked V what she thought of the bird fabric before using it. And I was lucky to just have that yellow hanging around in the stash! I would have liked to use a third fabric for the center chevron but didn’t have anything that worked.
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