I'm going ahead with my 5 year old daughter's wardrobe and am making her an 18th century girl's gown to go with the shift I just made last month.
So far I've got the bodice pieces (outer fabric, lining, and interfacing) sewn together and the skirt piece cut out. I need to order some boning for the back though.
I did run into a problem with the instructions at step 2 (why is it always step 2 for me??), but I called up Burnley & Trowbridge where the pattern comes from and the lady there was able to clarify the step for me. That was a huge help! :-)
I'm pleased I'm making such good progress. Hopefully I'll have a completed dress to show you soon!
I'm really excited to finally be using my fine green linen. I think it might be a linen/cotton blend, and it has the most lovely feel to it. I really like the color too, and I think it will look very nice on my daughter since she has red hair!
|Sewing together the bodice linen and interfacing.|
I used cotton drill for interfacing since the only heavy linen I have I'm saving for my son's trousers.