The details on this dress are just so pretty - there's an inverted pleat on the front topped off with a big bow - the pattern talks you through how to tie the perfect bow every time.
Always a favourite for Little B - pockets - and these pockets are so clever! Such a great feature of the dress - I chose to have a big contrast between my fabrics, but you could use a similar or the same fabric throughout for a more subtle look.
The back of the dress features two more inverted pleats, as well as some very clever little pleats that sit on either side of the zip - this pattern includes the best invisible zip instructions I have seen - such an easy way to do it, and I learned some new techniques too!
The instructions are really easy to follow in this pattern, and the images are so clear and helpful for each step - which I found great, because I'm very visual when following patterns.
This time I made up my own simple little bow out of the contrast fabric, because I didn't have any ribbon that matched!! There is also an option to add piping between the bodice and skirt, which would really accentuate the beautiful lines of the high waist.
The new pattern comes in sizes 1-10 years and you can buy it for 40% off the regular price of $8.50 if you use the code NEWPATTERN - but be quick, it's only valid for 2 days (until midnight on Saturday 22nd). You can find the pattern here.
And if you have a smaller little girl you sew for, the pattern was already previously available in sizes Newborn - 24 months and is available here.