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!