I love this dress and pattern. I’m entering the Ishi Dress Content so I made this little diddy for A. I used some repurposed light blue linen from a skirt, some Ikea birds cotton, and some more repurposed dark grey linen from another skirt.
The pattern calls for one huge pocket on each side, which is awesome, but just for fun, I split the big pocket into 2 so now she has 4 pockets. They are still pretty big, but now she can compartmentalize. I zigzagged down using haphazard stitch widths while I was sewing.
It was also my first time installing a zipper – EVER. I got an invisible zipper foot because buying sewing supplies is a sickness I have, and it turned out to be super easy, even with the lining. I probably used a lighter weight lining than I should have and next time I might even leave it out and finish the neckline with some bias tape.
All in all this was a pretty easy pattern to whip up. Instructions and illustrations were great and the princess seams fit great if you follow her instructions. You can find the pattern here. I’m guessing I’ll make another one of these. I wish there was an adult pattern. I need some more dresses with huge pockets.