A few years ago I bought some pretty fabric called 'Blush' by Basic Grey for Moda with the intention to make a Feliz dress. I also made sure I had plenty of contrasting fabric to match for all the ruffles.
Well, that project didn't happen.
But when I read that one of this season's themes could use something with hearts on it, well, all of a sudden the fabric has a new use!
The pattern is Natalie by Childrens Corner. Size 4. Despite it being so snowy outside, this dress will be perfect for the summer.
I've made this pattern before and I just love how the back bodice folds back revealing a contrasting fabric.
Since I didn't have enough fabric for the main portion of the dress, I used the same contrasting fabric for the hem.
And I love the pockets too. Big, deep pockets that a little girl could stash a whole lot of things in them.
I used another complementary fabric for the pocket flap lining.
Hmm, just noticed a few loose threads around the waist.
This pattern uses up a lot of stash fabric which is probably why I like it so much.
And yes there are deer in the background watching me take photos of this dress.
The pattern assumes the user has a fair bit of sewing experience. It's fairly straightforward but the illustrations are somewhat lacking. Overall, the pattern is fairly easy though.