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African Wax Print Birthday Dress

June 10, 2016

Today the daughter of one of my longest-standing friends turns four.  Last year I made her some cute vintage style pyjamas for her birthday, and this year it’s a party dress.

New Look 6205

New Look 6205

I used New Look 6205.  I just can’t get enough of the design – I really like the way the straps curve, and I love the pleated skirt.  I bought half a metre of hot pink lining to line the bodice, but can you believe I managed to squeeze a full lining out of it?!  60″ wide, obviously, but still…impressive!

Half a metre!!

Half a metre!!

The skirt is underlined because in my experience the pleats sit better that way.  I love the way the dress looks on the inside, as well as on the outside!

Innards

Innards

The fabric is the last of my African Wax print fabric I bought ages ago in London.  I’ve already made myself two dresses out of it!  I just love the colours and the design.  I think it’s one of my favourite prints ever.  I added hot pink ric rac to the neckline and the hem.

Hem

Hem

The back closes with a centred dress zip – kinder on the skin than an invisible zip.

Back view

Back view

Hopefully the birthday girl will like her dress!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2016 12:01 pm

    This is so vibrant and fun!! I adore this print, and the fullness of the skirt is great.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 10, 2016 8:40 pm

      It’s a lovely skirt ☺

  2. June 10, 2016 1:31 pm

    What a beautiful, fun dress! I’m sure the birthday girl will love it.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 10, 2016 8:35 pm

      I have heard that she does! She likes the stars ☺

  3. June 10, 2016 2:49 pm

    I need a dress with a hot pink lining and ricrac. Lucky girl!! K xXx

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 10, 2016 8:35 pm

      I don’t recall ever using ric rac on a garment for myself….but I ought to. Ric rac is brilliant ☺

  4. Hazelnutthread permalink
    June 10, 2016 7:59 pm

    I’d wear it!

  5. June 11, 2016 11:01 am

    That’s gorgeous! I hope she loves it.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 11, 2016 11:09 am

      I have been told that she does!

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