Birthday Sally dress

This is the dress I made for her when she turned 4 a few weeks back. I’ve made a Sally dress for her 1 year ago and it still looks very cute on her so I decided to just stick with a tried and tested pattern. It still took me a few hours to finish it because I’m slow but I didn’t do so much head scratching as I did with her first Sally. So I guess I’m improving hehe? The fabric is called Summer Ride in white from Sarah Jane’s Wee Wander line and it is so pretty. I got it from my usual online fabric shop The Laughing House, and I used just over 1 yard of it. For the bodice lining, I just used a soft white lawn I got sometime back in Yangon. I made it in Size 4 and I’ve cut the skirt part a bit longer but I forgot to make the pockets longer as well so they’re just a little bit low. She still puts all kinds of things in them so all is good.

Anyway, she loves it! Phew! And she wore it to school on her birthday!

Sally dress

Sally dress

Sally dress

Sally dress

Sally dress

Sally dress

Sally dress

Sally dress

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The Sally dress

A pink dress with mermaids and whales and other sea creatures? I was so sure she would love it. But she didn’t. She didn’t even want to try it on. Simon convinced her to wear it though, and she wore it when she watched “The Frog Prince” play with a friend last weekend. I took some photos before they left the house and I think it grew on her because she later told me she liked it. Whew!

I used the Sally dress pattern from luvinthemummyhood and it’s the first time I made a bodice lining, the pattern was quite straightforward but I got stuck trying to attach the bodice to the skirt, it actually took me days to figure it out haha. I made the size 3 for muppet (I just compared the finished bodice chest measurement with one of her dresses), and used exactly a yard of Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea Mermaid Play plus a half yard of white cotton voile for the bodice and pocket linings. I love how it turned out and I will definitely make a few more dresses out of this pattern, I would love to try the short sleeves for my next one.

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In other news, my Anna pattern just arrived and that means I can join the BHL’s Anna sewalong. Yay!

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