I had already been following Denise over at her DIY Crush creative blog/webpage and immensely enjoyed all the free patterns and nifty ideas. So when the opportunity arose to test one of her lovely patterns, I couldn't resist!
This is the Fiorella Halter Dress. The PDF pattern comes with sizes 12 months to 16 girls included.
This stunning dress is a super easy sew & would suit beginners! If your afraid (although you shouldn't be, because its SUPER easy) of shirring, you can follow the elastic casing option for the back bodice. That is quite simply the hardest part of this dress and by gosh its not tricky!
The dress features a gathered skirt, lined bodice, shirred back (or elasticated) & halter tie straps for ease of adjustment. A summer staple waiting to happen!
I chose poplin & quilters cotton to make this dress and at the request of my model, found what I had in red!
The front bodice can be decorated as you wish, a faux bib, buttons, applique, embroidery or simply left plain for the dress or fabric to speak for itself!!
The instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are options also for belt loops and a sash or to turn your skirt into a bubble skirt!
To find out more about this pattern or to purchase, please click HERE
A special thanks to Jane and Miss D!