April 4, 2018

I try to make my daughter a “fancy” dress every spring that she can wear for all of the events around that time. It is kinda a birthday / easter / spring concert / graduation dress. This year we decided to try out the Caroline dress from Mouse House Creations because we had such a great experience with her Janie Dress pattern over the winter.

This dress pattern is a pretty good compromise for us. It has a modern, simple silhouette for me, but has the fullness in the skirt section that makes my daughter happy. It’s a good inbetween dress for that 8/9 yr old age where they are still little girls so you want something that feels young enough, but it doesn’t have the frills and bows that would be more appropriate for a toddler.

It was a very simple and easy sew. I lined the bodice and skirt with some maroon cotton which made the inside of the dress really pretty and also added some fullness to the skirt. It also has optional pockets which we of coarse added.

The fabric for the main dress is some gorgeous cotton lawn from LaMercerie. I bought it for a robe awhile back, but thought it would be perfect for this dress. It’s a very sophisticated looking floral and the large scale is really nice on the fullness of the skirt.

We are both very happy with how this dress turned out. It’s always nice to sew up a quick and pretty girls dress every once in awhile to cleanse the palette.

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  • Reply Teri April 4, 2018 at 8:11 PM

    Your daughter is looking so grown up! The dress is gorgeous— I want one just like it for myself. The floral is a perfect match for the dress pattern.

  • Reply Siobhann Bakke April 5, 2018 at 12:53 AM

    Stunning!! I love the shoulder / sleeve shaping. Your daughter is radiating pure happiness with her new dress on!

    • Reply True Bias April 12, 2018 at 10:35 AM

      it really is such a nice shape for a sleeve. love that detail too.

  • Reply Ann Watts April 5, 2018 at 6:14 AM

    Your daughter looks beautiful in that gorgeous dress

  • Reply Amanda April 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    She’s grown so much. She looks great in this dress. Nice job, Mom!

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