I'm here to share my take on the Sweetheart Dress which features a round neckline yoke, fitted bodice, and gathered skirt. A button enclosure adorns the back.
As soon as I started brainstorming for ideas, a sweet Spring top popped into my head and I just had to see if my vision could come to life. As much as my 3 year old loves her dresses, sometimes jeans & a top are more practical. Although, I'm not sure how "practical" all white is on a toddler. HA!
Enough backstory, right?! Let's dive into the pattern!
I must say, though, the pattern measurements are accurate - just be sure to follow them!
For my fabric, I chose a lightweight white dotted Swiss with a white batiste lining. Because the dotted Swiss is so lightweight, I opted to add a second layer for the skirt portion and cut that one slightly longer than my top layer. A pop of red ric rac, two red heart buttons on the yoke, and 4 red buttons on the back made it complete.
|Added bolero is from Nonie's Baby (Ellie inspired)|
Because the skirt measurements were not provided for shirt length, I merely used total length measurements provided and subtracted the intended length I wanted and then reduced the skirt height by that answer... did you follow me?
And to make it even easier for me to put on her in the morning, I left the back open and just added buttons down to where the skirt portion is attached. Sometimes, wrangling a fitted bodice onto a wiggly 3 yr old takes longer than I'd like. If buttons aren't your "thing", you can always use snaps instead. I make my buttonholes on my embroidery machine so it's not much more than pushing a button (well, you have to line it up, I guess).
Thanks for stopping by and if you haven't checked out the rest of the stops so far, here are the links!
Snickerdoodle Stew - Blue Ribbon Winner Dress
Paisley Roots - Sweetheart Dress
Stitched by Crystal - Blue Ribbon Winner Dress
Leighlee - Blue Ribbon Winner Dress
Lily Shine Boutique - Sweetheart Dress
Sewing in BeTween - Blue Ribbon Winner Dress
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