Introducing MISS POLLY - a new dress designAugust 03, 2015
Hi there:) I am excited to share a new dress design I sewed up last week. I am naming it the Miss Polly pinafore and dress.
I made this one for Emily as she only has a couple of winter dresses that fit her. This dress is inspired by this dress I made a few years ago for Juliette. It features the same shoulder flaps (that my sister designed) and I wanted to work out a way to incorporate a big pocket in the dress. So the arched yoke and curved apron pocket evolved.
The pocket lining does not extend all the way to the hem as that would make the pockets to deep and a bit impractical. The dress again features piping (I love piping) around the bottom of the yoke, the pockets and the shoulder flaps.
For this dress I used a lovely soft pinwale corduroy and some beautiful Cloud 9 floral (from the Wildwood collection) designed by Elizbeth Olwen - both from Spotlight (on sale - yay!!). I am lucky to have Spotlight around the corner and they stock lots of Cloud 9 fabrics. The blue colourway of this print is gorgeous too. The whole dress including zipper cost around $11.
Ten minutes after these photos, Emily fell in a muddy puddle and dirtied this dress up - oh well - that's what playful dresses are for, right?
There are two more views for this design which are both suitable for warmer weather and this view will be available in three quarter or full length sleeves.
This pattern is in very early stages but keep an eye out for more versions and progress! PS. I am on instagram (@sewpony) now so if you are over there - please say hello!