The design is simple and classic in the front, but has a lovely overlapping open back detail - which adds a beautiful detail, but is still modest. The back of the skirt is elasticated, so it stays put and is easy to move around in.
You can make this dress with a flutter sleeve or faux cap sleeve bodice. And it comes with measurements to create a dress length version - with or without a ruffle, or maxi length version.
Just as I finished this dress the gardens near to wear we live were in full bloom with bluebells and snowdrops - it was so pretty I had to take the opportunity to get some cute shots of Little B!
The pattern is designed to be used with two buttons, but you could easily customise your look with the buttons on the back - maybe try one big one, or three or four little ones would look cute too!
The instructions in the pattern are clear and easy to follow - with accompanying colour photos for each step - the pattern includes a mixture of actual pattern pieces and some measurement tables for the rectangular skirt pieces.
The pattern has a great size range - it comes in NB-6 and 7-14, and even has bodice pieces for developing girls in the larger sizes.
Little B loves her dress and enjoyed walking in the sunshine and twirling around!
I used some Tula Pink fabric I've had stashed away for some time, and I just love it. One of the other testers used satin to make a really special dress and it turned out amazing.
The pattern is on sale for $5.75 if you want just one size group, or $10 for a bundle with both size groups. Shop now at www.etsy.com/shop/laelajeynepatterns