Do you have a blog or blogs that you love to read, anytime they release a new post you stop what you are doing and read every word and gaze at each picture.
Tea Rose Home is one of those blogs for me. She always has great projects and tutorials. I've had the prettiest material in my stash just waiting for the perfect pattern--Sachiko released the Neopolitan Dress pattern and I knew this was the perfect fit.
The white material is a light cotton with yellow embroidered flowers. The sash is a chiffon gingham I found on clearance at Walmart. The yellows of both material match perfectly.
Now that the weather has warmed up this pattern allows for a flowing dress and lots of twirling.
I made this dress and had my two kiddos pose for pictures for their father for father's day. He was surprised and loved the dress too. My little girl wanted to make sure he was really surprised and made sure he didn't see the dress until Father's Day--we even had to curl her hair as a surprise too. I forgot to take a picture of the back--the sash is tied in a square knot because there wasn't enough to tie it into a bow. The knot helps the dress still feel playful. I added length to the sleeve because as mentioned in this post my little girl gets cold all the time.
Hope you can make this dress sometime too, it is simple and fun to make.