I wanted to share this dress I made this week. I have been thinking about what I want to do in the shop for spring. I love making dresses and my son saw this He thought I should make it. I had to do a lot of tweaking since I was using sport weight yarn instead of thread, had no idea of what size the dress was, nothing but the chart.
After a couple of tries I ended up with my own version. Mine was for a 4 year old so I used the chart at http://www.simplicity.com/t-sewing-measurement-charts.aspx# to decide on how big to make it. The only problem I had was Simplicity didn’t give a length from neck to knee. For this I had to use my judgement. Remember I don’t have girls around. However, I did look at a little girls top in the right size at school to determine what should be the right size for the shoulders. Then I winged it to be honest.
I wish I had a picture of her in this dress but I didn’t have my camera when I gave it to her. However, let me tell you that my picture doesn’t do it justice. It was precious on. It fit her perfectly, just as if I had measured her and she loved it. The dress is made from this yarn.
Now I am inspired to try my hand at some more little girl dresses.