I’d originally planned on making this dress up in white linen and lace for Miss Six, using an unloved skirt and other scraps. It would have looked lovely. But in the end, I was thwarted at the cutting mat when I realised my fabric scraps were just too short. The pattern pieces are quite long, because the side panels extend from shoulder to hem.
I ended up using some Liberty of London from my stash and another strip of lace used earlier in a Kanerva hack.
I cut a size 7 for Miss Six. I think the fit is great (just like Miss Four’s version). There’s still a bit of room for growth in it, but it doesn’t swim on her. I can see Miss Six getting a lot of wear out of this when she heads back to school. It will be cool and comfortable but it still covers her shoulders to offer some sun protection.
It’s a little ‘twee’ for my taste with all that floral and lace, but it got a big tick of approval from Miss Six. She loves the pockets and she was actually quite happy at the time the photos were taken. This is her current ‘photo face’. She switches off the smile when I say cheese. I tried to tell her jokes but obviously I’m not very funny.