When I wanted to make my Grand-girls matching dresses, my daughter requested something a little old fashioned and vintage.
I looked at so many hundreds of patterns and I just could not find the right look.
I follow a sewing blog that I absolutely love called MADE. She designed this pattern and it became available on her blog a couple weeks ago. I knew immediately it was it!
It's called the First Day Pattern. It is a downloadable pattern so you get it immediately. It is very simple to sew, her instructions are excellent and the sizing is spot on.
I changed it up a little and added piping to the hemline, simply because I love the detail that piping adds.
It has a very simple back button and loop closure. I wanted the button to blend in so I used the same fabric and made a covered button.
The dress is also fully lined so it makes things like the cap sleeves and back opening very neat and tidy.
It's just full enough to give the little girls a good swingy twirl!
Perfect for cartwheels...
I love it!
The fabric is by Fabric Traditions and is in the Heritage Studio Collection.
To purchase the pattern go to Dana's blog here. (There are several variations, this is the fully lined Swing Top Dress.)