The Perennial Dress - Take 2

February 21, 2013


Here is take 2 of The Perennial Dress - the pattern I am currently drafting in multiple sizes to have available for free on my blog.  I made a couple of changes from Take 1 - including making the sleeves a little shorter, lengthening the hemline, changing the zip for a button and loop and adding pockets.


The lovely fabric is called Spaicy Scrap from the Old New Fabric Collection by Lecien.  I used a pre-ruffled cream trim around the sleeves and pocket hems.


Sweet candy striped bias binding around the arm holes.


Isabella is a bit over me taking photos of her but she was very good and let me take a few more of her in this dress!



Playing with our overgrown grass in the garden.  With our hot summer, it is barely worth mowing as most of it has turned a lovely shade of brown!


I think I will have the pattern and tutorial ready to go in two days time - I'm very excited, the pattern is looking great!  Sizes will be 6 months to 6 years.

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29 comments

  1. What a pretty dress - and lovely photos too!!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the candy striped binding. Reminds me that I must finish a tunic with that binding in blue!

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  3. What a gorgeous dress. I wouldn't mind making a similar one for my girl. Very sweet. Cx

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    1. Thankyou:) my pattern will be on my blog in next day or two:)

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  4. Go you! What a beautiful dress, and I'm in love with that fabric, thanks for telling what it is.

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  5. This is lovely Suz - shall be making this for Lucy :-)

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  6. This version is my favourite, the fabric choice, the trim, the pockets, the button tie closure, they all work beautifully together for this pattern. Great job!

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  7. Waw, this is such a pretty dress! I love the fabric you used too!

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    1. Thankyou An! I love the stuff you make too. I am drafting my first pattern for this dress. Will be ready in a day or two.. I'm excited!

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  8. Aaah! That's just so cute! Will there be a grown-up size???
    Carly
    x

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  9. Super cute, Suz!
    Love your fabric choice and I have a serious crush with the cap sleeve!
    Adorable and perfect for a little girl!
    Congratulations!

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  10. Beautiful! I love your choice of fabric, and the ruffle trim too.

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  11. Such a sweet dress, and I love your fabric choices. Looking forward to making one up for my little one.

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  12. These dresses are really cute!

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  13. I love this dress. I am very excited to make it. I am wondering if there is a free place for me to download the pattern. The only place I can find it is on Scrib and you have to have a subscription. Thanks so much for all of your hard work on this pattern. I can't wait to get started. I already bought some beautiful fabric for this dress.
    Catherine

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