More dresses for my niece :) The pattern is Ottobre 03/2007 #16 with a few small variations to make them a little different from each other. Fabrics/notions all from stash, gotta love having a large fabric collection lol!
Blue flowers, well aged fabric left over from making Princess a coat around five years ago. A line skirt (underskirt from #16).
I stitched narrow blue ricrac around the bodice seam and at the hemline.
Fairies! A border print from the Tillbrook collection, this uses the gathered rectangle skirt from #15 and I added a narrow satin ribbon around the bodice seam. It's nice to actually use some of my trims instead of just looking at them! This one is my favourite :)
Mermaids this time, from the Mendocino collection by Heather Ross. The mermaids are technically supposed to go horizontally but I like them better this way and it makes no real difference to the dress. This one has a two layer gathered rectangle skirt, top shorter than the bottom so the seahorses can peep out along the hemline.
I also added ties at the side seam.
And just a little more Heather Ross because, let's face it, she designs absolutely gorgeous fabrics for little girls :) Unicorns from the Far Far Away line, this fabric is beautifully soft and floaty, perfect for summer. Gathered rectangle skirt again.
I had around 33" of this fabric which was just enough to fussy cut the front and back bodices.
I have to make some for my Baby now, they are so quick and fun to make!