This is a throw back to the girl’s summer dress that I recently finished, based on the theme ‘All things bright and beautiful’. It is an A-line dress, fully lined, with an embellished collar and scalloped edge.
The dress also features decorative flower motifs, which are appliquéd onto the garment using free machining.
I used a commercial pattern to make the dress, but I drafted the collar and the scalloped hem. The hem was inspired by flower petals, which I think really reflects the theme of ‘All things bright and beautiful’.
To ensure a perfect fit on my model, I first produced a dipryl mock up so that I was able to take it in at the waist and make sure that the scalloped edge would meet up properly. This also helped in drafting the pattern for the collar.
I purchased the yellow and polka dot fabrics from John Lewis, and the white lining fabric from fabric land.