Once upon a time, I had a little girl who would only wear dresses. How I wish I had had the Make It Perfect Sprout dress pattern back then!
That little girl is now 12 years old and doesn't wear dresses very often. But she has 2 little sisters who were in need of new finery for every day wear.
MIP Little Sprout x 2
First up is Miss BK's dress...
Her dress is a pink floral print fine wale corduroy from Hancock Fabrics that is lined in white flannel, courtesy of a generous lady from church who no longer sews and passed on all her supplies to me.
The dress has a hood and is fully lined.
The front has a keyhole opening that is fastened with an elastic loop and a button.
And there are pockets! Perfect for keeping chilly hands warm or for stashing treasures.
Daddy's pick up truck makes the perfect place to stand!
Miss M was being a little cheeky for picture taking. Usually, she's my tried and true model. Not so, this time!
Perhaps that was because she lost another front tooth!
MG's dress was made from a purple, butterfly print fine wale corduroy and lined with an aqua polka dot flannel. Both were purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric's Black Friday sale.
Both dresses are a size 5. According to the measurement chart here, MG could have worn a 3 and BK a 4. However, I'm lazy and only wanted to trace one size off and didn't want to worry about sleeve and hem lengths. These dresses will definitely last the winter and might just fit next year too!
As far as construction, I did not finish or neaten my seams as directed since the dress is fully lined. I chose to press them open instead. Also, I understitched the pocket openings to keep the pocket bags from rolling out.
The girls approve of their new dresses. This morning, MG told me at breakfast that she loved her new dress and that it is so warm. "I must be pretty special to get a beautiful dress like that." Yes dear, you are!