My youngest is turning four next month *sniff* *sniff*. She is a spunky little thing with a wicked sense of humour. And strong opinions about what she will and will not wear. I love this dress and I really hope that she does, too. I just can’t tell her that – I have to play it cool and pretend like I don’t care if she ever even tries it on.
The flickr group has some great versions of this dress in prints but when I saw this adorable one, I knew I wanted to do a jean dress.
The main fabric is a lightweight stretch denim I got on clearance last summer at Dress Sew in Vancouver. The hem facing is It’s a Hoot Marshmellow and Cherry Eggs by Moda.
After reading the reviews about how this dress fits, I cut a size 3 with about 4 extra inches of length. My girl usually wear size 4 in RTW but her chest measurement puts her as size 2T on the O+S size chart, and I didn’t want the neckline to be too big.
My one complaint about O+S patterns is that they do not provide a lengthen/shorten line. I always have to lengthen their patterns and never know where to do it. This time I added it to the bottom. Hopefully it doesn’t give it too much volume.
I like the red topstitching on the dark fabric but man do you ever see all the wobbles! I also wish I had taken the “hint” to pull the threads through and tie them on the back when doing the pintucks. That’ll teach me not to barrel ahead without reading the whole section!