I really enjoyed my recently made Dottie Angel Frock and decided to make another for myself and another for my "Little Miss".
We had lots of fun in our matching Mother's Day dresses so I decided to make identical dresses this go round. The blue fabrics for these dresses are from the Lisette line and purchased from JoAnn fabrics last Fall. The white on her dress is a cotton sateen and the white on mine is a white cotton with a slight texture.
I made this dress as directed by the pattern this time. I cut the size small in all pieces and sewed it with French seams. I find I prefer the fit of the first dress that was a result of a cutting error. I think the white contrast portion of the skirt is too wide. It draws undue attention to my toothpicks.
I also feel there is extra fabric under the bust that makes for a less flattering fit. I cut the ties to the length of the large. This length allows me to tie it around the front for an empire look. These fit differences are not deal breakers by any means. I enjoy both dresses, but like I said, prefer the fit of the xsmall- small size combo.
I added ties to the side seams.
And yellow bias trimmed pockets
|6-inch wide square with a tin used to shape the curve.|
I enlarged the back neckline by a graduated 1.5 inch slope. This allowed me to omit the zipper.
We love our dresses! She wants to wear it everyday and wants more! I will likely make others for her, but I may be done with this dress for now.