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Cherry print little girl’s dress

October 3, 2016

I did a good bit of stash-busting, recently: I used up a short length of fabric I had left over to make a birthday dress for a friend’s daughter who turned four in September.  I used an old favourite pattern – New Look 6309 – to make a simple sleeveless dress with a gathered skirt.  This pattern is great as it has many sleeve options, all of which I have tried at one point or another.  I have definitely gotten my money’s worth out of this pattern!

New Look 6309

New Look 6309

The dress was fairly straightforward to make – I managed to get it done during a school day whilst my kids were at nursery and school.  I opted for an exposed lace zip in contrast red – I had one leftover from Minerva who sent me the zip on a metre-long roll with two zip pulls.  The zip is a lovely touch which makes the dress that bit more special and eye-catching.

Exposed lace zip

Exposed lace zip

It seemed quite difficult to get satisfactory photos of the dress – I tried lots of different locations and lighting set-ups!  The bodice is lined with the same fabric, which makes it pretty on the inside, too, and all the raw edges are enclosed, except for the skirt which is overlocked in red.

The dress shown inside out

The dress shown inside out

A good day’s work, if I do say so myself!

  1. October 3, 2016 8:51 am

    Very sweet!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 4, 2016 7:25 am

      It’s a great pattern!

  2. anne carter permalink
    October 3, 2016 11:49 am

    It’s lovely. I love the exposed zip!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 4, 2016 7:26 am

      Me too. It’s a nice little detail ☺

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