This is my third dress. Last year I made my first two dresses using a Fig Tree pattern (same pattern, two colors).
They came out okay, so after that, I started making this dress (yes, last summer). But somehow I didn’t finish it. The pattern is actually easy to read and follow, but sometimes my inexperience with making garments makes me a little exasperated, and after reading the directions 10 times, I may quit. That might have happened. I find I can follow patterns better when it’s daylight, but I usually sew after my kids are in bed for the night.
Anyway, it is finished! And it really wasn’t hard. I cut out the size 3 last year, but my daughter is 4 now. I was a little worried about that, but I think the sizing is okay.
I love the scalloped hemline! There was supposed to be a contrast facing at the hem (meaning, the color would be inside the dress), but I really wanted a line of contrast on the outside. So I just reversed the directions for the facing and flipped it to the front. I’m not sure it was the best way to go (like I said — I don’t really make clothes much), but I think it works.
I like the little ruffled sleeve.
The only thing I’m not sure I like is that (maybe?) it kind of looks like a nightgown. Maybe just a bad choice in fabrics by me? Although, I noticed after finishing, that this looks a lot like the version on the pattern cover. Did I do that on purpose? I don’t remember doing so, but it was a year ago! I do love the sweet little cherries on this fabric though. It’s going to be a good dress for a hot day like today.