Purple Frilly Dress

I have totally neglected my blog. I have been sewing for the kids, but most of the time I’ve been updating my other blog because I commit myself to a schedule and somehow that forces me to post more often. New mid-year resolution – to post here at least once a week! Or, at least if I am sewing something for the girls. There are times when I end up sewing for myself, so I can’t post that here :P

Anyway, I made this dress a few weeks ago, from a Japanese sewing book (details after the pic). It is a really pretty frilly dress that is easy to wear and comfortable too.

Back enclosure with a ribbon tie. How sweet!

Side slit pocket. My first time making this! I have made side pockets before but not with the topstitching like this. Makes it look professional (if you don’t mind my uneven stitching)

Managed to catch some shots of the girl in her new dress :)

Directions to model : put your hand in the pocket. She asked me the other day, why aren’t there two pockets? She wants two! I told her the pattern only came with one. Lol. But lesson learned. Next time I will make two. Kids love pockets!

The pattern is from this book, read the review on my other blog.

A picture of the dress. The fabric I used was purple cotton I bought from Japan, I don’t know exactly what’s the composition, something like cotton lawn. A little bit thin, but very cooling for our weather. Holds the frills up nicely too. This is good in double gauze too. I made another one for my older girl in dark blue double gauze. Will post pics next week.

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  • May 8, 2013 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous dress!

  • May 9, 2013 - 4:54 am | Permalink

    The dress is beautiful – and I do love the fabric you used – it appears to be quite soft and light!

    • Cotton Candy
      May 16, 2013 - 8:29 am | Permalink

      Hi Ana :) Yes it is very soft. Also gets quite wrinkled in the wash but its quite easy to iron. It’s a lovely cotton lawn.

  • May 9, 2013 - 7:27 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this. It’s just so beautiful to look at…one of those dresses that would make me happy just to see it on and worn and played in. I really need to kick up my sewing prowess so I can tackle these Japanese sewing books…. !

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