This is the 1st dress I made using this pattern. I wanted to use some pretty fabric for this twirly dress, but I had to test the pattern out first before cutting out my favorite fabric. I used cheap quilting cotton from Jo-Ann, the cheapest kind. They do look and feel cheap, but I like to use them to try out a pattern for the first time.
But Momo got so excited when she saw the dress. "Does it SPIN???" Yes, it does dear...
She wanted to wear the dress to the school. I told her she could wear it as long as she wears a T-shirt underneath. She did not want to wear a T-shirt, but she gave in, because she just HAD TO wear the dress... When I saw her excitement, I knew buying this pattern was a right choice. ;)
So I needed more adjustments for the bodice. I used another cheap quilting cotton from Jo-Ann to try again. But this time I picked cute orange and pink colors.
I narrowed 4T bodice a little, and added 1 inch to the back V-shape. I also overlapped the sides a little more.
This Georgia Dress with sleeves inspired me to add the sleeves to this pattern. I went with small cap sleeves, the same sleeves I used for the Color Block Dress. I love how the little sleeves changes the look of the dress.
The bodice is still a little too loose and arm holes are still too big.
But adding the extra 1 inch to the back was just about right.
So I still need to adjust the bodice. I do not think Momo is particularly skinnier than any other girls out there, but she is skinny. Cross-over design makes it a little harder to adjust the bodice compared to the straight line bodice, but I hope I will get it right next time. The dress design is genius, it sews up relatively quick. If I can get the bodice size right, sewing up the dress will be easy and Momo will not mind adding a couple more of those in her closet...
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