My girls and dresses. They really, really don’t need any more of them. And yet, when I read the testers call by Straightgrain for her new pattern, the ISHI dress, I couldn’t resist. There’s something about a new, unreleased pattern that is so tempting, so irresistible even, that in a split second I had subscribed to testing. Lucky me, I got picked as well!
My assignment: size 5y
Options: blind zipper, short sleeves
The result was a beautiful dress, but too big for my skinny little 5-year-old. Problem? No problem! Just make another one I say, because this dress is not at all time consuming. It took me about 2 hours from the moment I started cutting the fabric until I finished the hem. Isn’t that great?
So I made a size 4y. And now the fit is spot on for my 1m06 tall (small) girl. But I must say that I prefer her dresses to be rather a bit short than too long. (But what if she grows real fast now? Yeah right, like that’s going to happen 😉 people have been telling me that for five and a half years now and she still fits in the dresses I made almost 2 years ago. And if it does, little sister will do the honours of adopting this sweet little dress)
The pattern is a real beauty. Great fit, easy to sew and a big hit with the little people because of the largest treasure collecting pockets I’ve ever seen. I also added a black ribbon to make it look like the dress has a collar. Quick and easy and o so cute. The dress has a blind zipper on the back, but there is also the option to close the dress with a row of buttons.
I fell in love with the panda printed fabric and found a matching black and pink harlequin fabric at Bambiblauw. I bought the pillows and the toy bag in the picture a while ago, they’re from the brand Nobodinoz. A match made in heaven, don’t you think?
Kisses and hugs,