2 days until the big day: The O-N-E birthday. No one is more excited than me. I knew from day one I would make her a dress but it wasn't until she started walking (but more crawling than walking as of press time) that I realized that a dress might not be practical. So I changed it to a smock but as the pattern drafting went along and as I was doing most of my work with Devon playing in the sewing room, something went arye and I finished with a dress for a 2 yr old (if my eye serves me correctly). Oh well. It is lovely and she can wear it a long time.
I was inspired by Matilda Jane but since that is not in the budget, I settled for my own brand of crazy mismatch that ends up looking darling and kitschy. I stuck with the knot dress design since it just seems so smart and went from there. The pleats in the center came from drafting my bodice piece incorrectly. I put the fold in the wrong area so I cut the piece down the middle insert a few inches of another fabric and pintucks take up the extra width.
I am in love with it and she looks just adorable in it. The little one is napping otherwise there would be action shots. Another day perhaps.