This past Easter I wanted to make my daughter her Easter dress. I knew exactly how I wanted the dress to be basic bodice and box pleat skirt.
I don't normally buy pdf patterns but I was short on time and the design was already available. I decided to purchase from Mingo & Grace the pdf pattern is called Blake. It is an amazing pattern it features basic bodice, racer back, box pleats on the skirt, and hidden pockets.
Beautiful close up detail of the dress.
I used a heavy twill cotton fabric which added shape and volume to the box pleats on the skirt. I omitted the hidden pockets because my daughter doesn't know about pockets yet. The bodice is fully lined and I used an invisible zipper. If you haven't noticed by now but I'm obsessed with invisible zippers they add a hint of elegance to the garment. The hem calls for 2" inches but I thought that was too much so I decided to do 1" inch hem. To keep the conceal theme going I decided to do a blind hem. Since my daughter is very petit I ended up cutting the size 18 months she is currently 2 years but she is a tiny gal.
Here she is as happy as can be.
My little gardener.
Back view of the racer back.
If you've been thinking of purchasing the pdf pattern don't hesitate it's a beautiful pattern well drafted. But if you are not a seamstress and love the dress, then you're in luck because I had enough to make two more one in size 2T and another one in 6-9 months. Shop the look at my Etsy shop here
This is the size 6-9 months everything is the same except the skirt; instead of pleats it is gathered. I'll be adding more of the box pleat version to the shop soon. Thank you for stopping by have a wonderful day.