I am all for breaking the rules and especially my own apparently. Last week I stated that every dress should have pockets to immediately ignore this rule the next week. Due to the reversibility, putting in pockets would mean putting a double thick pocket (both sides would need its own set). I feared this would create strange bumps so I left the pockets out. I will explore reversible pocket possibilities another time, because I know I should be able to use one set of pockets, but I wanted a quick project this time.
I love making this type of the dress, all seams can be done with a serger (with the exception of 10 cm side seam which you have to close by hand). No regular sewing machine needed, no binding, no hemming, lovely!
After finishing the dress for my middle daughter, I saw I still had a nice piece of both fabrics left. I therefore decided to give my eldest the same type of dress. I didn't have enough digital forest to cut both a back and front, so I opted for a plain back back. I couldn't cut both the back and front in one piece from the bunnies either, but there I made a seam at the back between the skirt and bodice.
I love the fact that although the dresses are made from the same panel, the forest part of the dresses are different. I did succeed in putting a bunny on both fronts though. My girls both liked the green bunnies better than the forest, I prefer the forest. I think these are perfect all-year-round dresses. In winter and fall the forest print looks lovely combined with dark colored tights and shirt. In the pictures my eldest is wearing black and my middle daughter is wearing dark blue. The light green outside is perfect for warmer weather. The dresses can than be worn without clothes underneath. The pictures were made on a nearby street. I did not wanted to really undress my daughters in public and the weather also didn't allow sleeveless either, so I used same shirt and tights for the spring/summer side as well.
I drew both from regularly used dress pieces. For my eldest daughter I used the Louisa base like here (this time I added some flare at the bottom), and the dress for my middle daughter has the Princess castle dress from Ottobre as its base.
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