An Antalya dressMay 16, 2015
A few weeks ago I did some pattern testing for my blogging friend Olga (Kid Approved) for the new Willow & Co collection, and made the Antalya dress.
I really loved the lines of the pattern and was excited to make this pattern as it is unique, I think. It features curved seams at the front and back, a gathered skirt at the back, dolman sleeves and either an exposed zipper or buttons and loops at the back. The neckline is finished with bias binding.
I had never inserted a zipper this way before - the facing sits underneath the zip so that from the inside, the zipper is as neat as the outside. Olga did a great job with this pattern - including digitised pattern drawings and thoroughly tested pattern sized 1 - 12 years. You can also add piping to the curved seams which looks gorgeous on other versions I have seen.
The dress length has been extended by about an inch and half so it is not as short as it appears on this version. Despite that, Juliette wears her short Antalya dress all the time. She wears it to kinder with long sleeves and tights. The fabric I used was thrifted from my local op shop. The dress cost me about $4.00 (which was spent mostly on the zip!!)
I can highly recommend the Antalya dress pattern - and so can Juliette!
(I know this photo is not super clear but it was the only landscape shot I got!)