I've made a lot of little girl dresses using out-of-print (OOP) Vogue 1455 over the years. This is the last one before I retire and maybe pass along this pattern.
Not that I don't enjoy sewing up this project anymore. It is a darn cute pattern and a fun make, I just want to move onto something more challenging and different.
I am glad that I was able to stash bust
quite a bit a lot of fabric with all of the Vogue 1455's that I've made over the years. The blue floral side was a cotton sateen that I picked up to make a dress from Mom but she thought the print was too bright. There is still enough left over after this project that I might be able to pull off a skirt. I've been wanting to test out the skirt pattern from OOP Vogue 8916 so I'll use the rest as my toile fabric.
The reversed side is made with two different polka dot fabrics. The main body of the dress is a small polka dot quilting cotton. The lower band has larger sized dots in a medium weight cotton. Frank Sinatra is right, orange is the happiest colour. And I'm quite fond of this side.
Tomorrow, this dress will find a new home and hopefully a little gal will have as much fun wearing it as I did sewing it.
Fabric: 2.6 metres
Buttons: 4 - 9 mm
Ribbon: 2.4 metres
Additional Tools & Supplies: Cutting table, pins, scissors, measuring tape, thread clippers, tailor's chalk, threads, hand sewing needle, sewing machine, buttonhole foot, buttonhole cutter, serger, iron, ironing board, seam ripper and a cup of coffee.