Allow me to present these gorgeous little girls dresses made in delicious cotton jersey using New Look 6423.
Its a relatively fast dress to make. I worked with fold over elastic for the first time; sewing it takes a bit of getting used to. I think I only got the hang of it at the fourth go. Pattern has pockets but I left them out as they were too low for my liking. I could have adjusted but I was just too excited to see the finished product.
Cons: they are a bit too big for them. I cut a size 3 yrs and they only turned 2 in December last year. Still I think it runs on the large size but they will grow into them.
I dont like the way the neck keeps coming away. You can see it in some of the pictures. But all it requires in stitching down in the ditch which I have since done. The fabric was another purchase from B&M Fabrics at Leeds Market – a great quality cotton jersey that only cost £6/meter and washes really well too.
I underestimated how much fabric to make the dresses so I ended up sewing 2 bits together to make up the second dress with the contrast yoke. It looks like a design feature but really it was borne out of necessity :-). Hems were finished with a simple zigzag stitch
The leggings they are wearing are from Ottobre Kids magazine. I picked up the minions cotton jersey fabric from the market as well. I have made about 3 sets of these leggings to date.
Verdict – Highly recommend this pattern. A quick sew, comfy dress that they can run/tumble/cartwheel/play around in.
I have already cut out a second set 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time Happy Sewing all :-0
Peace and love,