Can there ever be too much pink, or too many spots, or too much ric rac? Maybe there can be just the right amount of each all in the one dress. Surely that would keep any four year old candy pink twirly dress obsessed kid happy.
I used this vintage pattern (style 1485) from 1976 and went for the ruffle sleeve version. There were quite a few adjustments though as the pattern was a size too small. I wanted the sleeves to be fully lined as that style always shows the underside so much, then we had to add a little cake applique and an extra ruffle for good measure (The truth is I cut out the back of the bodice incorrectly and then I didnt have enough denim to cut another piece. So one thing led to another and once I decided on replacing that section with the pink spot I had to of course make it look intentional, hence the sleeve linings and extra ruffle).
As much as I love this sweet and delicious petit gateau kokka fabric, I dont love this dress. Lucky it isnt for me. Lottie loves it and has barely taken it off since I finished it. She will be wearing it over jeans or tights until the weather warms up and I think I may even make a few more for summer in some breezy old floral sheets.
That would be much more my style.