Miss Gioia

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sweetest Little Dress

This weekend I put together the "Sweetest Little Dress" pattern by Jackie Clark. I am not sure where I bought the pattern, but I was attracted by the simplicity of the design. The pattern came with embroidery instructions for the bodice and the skirt. I really wanted to use my Liberty stash fabric, though, which was busy enough without embroidery.

Sadly, the dress was uninspiring, and I do not recommend the pattern. Easy to make, yes, but I think the fabric is the only thing that rescues it from looking like a sack. Also, it has a very weird shoulder button closure that I didn't quite like. I prefer a traditional back closure. To be fair, I was able to pull out my new covered button press, which was fun.

Sizing was odd too, as it "fits up to 24 lbs." I can handle European sizes and US baby pattern sizes now, but this one is confusing. Once finished, the dress seems to be either a 12-18 or 18-24 month size. Its sack-like nature could make the sizing deceiving, however.

All in all, this dress was a bit disappointing.



Anonymous Wendy said...

I love the shoulder buttons. In fact, I love the dress. Maybe it's a style that needs to be on a body to look right. It'd be great with some leggings as the child grows too tall for it since it's so generous in the middle.

July 14, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger Beuk said...

i love the pic of my dog peeking around the corner...

July 17, 2007 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Abby said...

Ahhh... I think it's cute! I agre with Wendy.. some leggings with it would be cute.

September 26, 2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger BevS97 said...

I think when you put it on your little girl it will look much cuter.

January 14, 2008 9:31 PM  
Blogger tgillock said...

Oh my goodness!! I did a google search on chicken smocking plates and your blog came up and it has comsumed me! I have been sitting here reading for almost an hour, it's great. So anywho! I LOVE this photo your sweet lil pooch behind the dress, so sweet!! Your baby girl is so sweet, congratulations to you and your family. I have 3 daughters and let me tell you she will bring you GREAT joy! Even on the nights when she is up screaming with a ...(insert some medical disaster, for our dd's it's ear infections) be grateful of her blessings(I know easier said then done, hehe). I love your craftngs as well!

April 25, 2008 9:27 AM  

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