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Size newborn, 6-12 month, 12-24 month, 2t, 3t, 4t, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12
This is a special dress that strikes a balance between lovely, sweet, and interestingly smart for the girl in your life who has a big imagination. It features an adorable bodice with contrast piping, a peter pan collar, a scalloped peplum skirt, and a creative back bodice sure to please the eyes of your darling girl. It is my hope that this dress will spark hours of creative play that only the wonder of a one-of-a-kind handmade item can. My most ambitious wish is that one day, she will run her hands over the details and admire your patient love for her when unpacking it as a keepsake for her own children and be clothed in memories.
Recommended fabrics for the bodice, bodice lining, and skirts: cotton batiste, cotton lawn, quilting fabrics, other light to mid-weight cottons, or silk dupioni.
Recommended fabrics for the mesh underskirt and sleeve overlay: power mesh, nylon tricot, tulle, or lace.
Elastic thread for shirring
Zipper foot or piping foot required unless you skip piping
4 Buttons, optional
3/8”-1/2” wide ribbon for the straps (see size chart for amount)
ribbon or trim for hem of skirt (see size chart for amount)
piping cord 1/8” to 1/4” in width (see size chart for amount)
3/8” wide ribbon for button placket- 1/3 yard
Turning tool (a chopstick or a long pencil will work too)
Quilting ruler, rotary cutter, and quilting mat (optional)
1/4” wide wonder tape (optional but highly recommended to create button placket with ease)
2” in length of 1/8” to 1/4” wide ribbon or elastic to attach to back bodice for straps to tie through
Photography by Chubby Cheek Photography and Sackett Photography