Monday, April 09, 2012
Trying to get a picture of Emily without a fake smile was difficult yesterday when I took these. But here she is, in all her princess glory, wearing the dress I sewed for Easter.
The pattern: McCall's 5838, size 6.
The fabric: cotton that has aged in my stash for upwards of 10 years. (Heather, do you remember the purple version I made you when you were about 12?)
This pattern runs big. The bodice is wide, and the straps are too long, in my opinion. Keep that in mind if you ever make this dress.
To make the dress work for Emily, I shortened the straps. The bodice is still big, but at least the dress is wearable.
The dress length was made to Emily's specifications...long. She told me she loves her new dress, and I can see her wearing it a lot this summer.
Trisha, you commented that you used this same pattern for Rachel's dress. I'd love to see your version! :)