KCWC: little vintage dress

 This bodice design has been on my mind for like…ever. (and a day) So finally I gave it a go! I love how it turned out, and now I want to make another for Sadie with striped fabric, how fun, right? I may (emphasis on the may) even attempt this as a pattern to sell. Hold the phone, folks. We’ll see how I feel after this next little one makes her appearance. At the very least, I’ll write it up as a sew along tutorial. :)
Charlotte loved her new dress, can you tell? Lately, I sew mostly for Sadie, since Charlotte has plenty of hand me downs that are in good shape still, but every girl needs her own new dress once in awhile!
It definitely has some vintage flavor to it…apparently that’s my “thing”. At least that’s what I would guess. I love the lace trim and buttons!
 The fabric is from the Flora line by Moda, from the Ribbon Retreat (though it looks like they’re fresh out.)
The back has a little invisible zipper in the back bodice. 
Yes she has turned into a Pez monster, too! lol. She got another one earlier in the day for peeing in the potty! Wow. Not quite ready for that yet, but if she wants to train herself, by all means…..


  1. So cute, Jess! It looks really adorable on Charlotte and so professional!

  2. That is so cute! It kinda reminds me of a little German dress I made last year…kinda. Adorable. Can’t wait to make one!

  3. I love this dress, the bodice style is so sweet! I especially love the buttons. And Charlotte is absolutely adorable. =)

  4. very cute, jess!! love how you’re so “vintage inspired.” and i say go for the patterns for sale, if you wanna! that’d be awesome!

  5. I just love that white panel in the middle of the bodice. So many ways you could trim that!

  6. Lovely pattern of this child dress.
    Little Girl’s Dresses

  7. Adorable dress and curls!

  8. Beautiful dress. well done! i am doing the challenge too and am just finishing a super cute dress for my daughter.. cant wait to try it on her tomorrow!

  9. Can it get any cuter ?!?!

  10. I can’t stop looking at this. love!

  11. Lovely! And… A pattern!!! Yay!! Good luck with everything!

  12. Perfection! LOVE how you used that lace trim and the slight angle on the bodice. If you do sew along I’m in for sure just got to find the perfect flat lace! And a pattern for sale, how exciting! You can certainly do it!

  13. So cute. Yes, vintage is definitely your thing, and we all love it!

    Maybe I should try pez for pictures … so much less noticeable than a bag of fruit snacks!

  14. Wow, Jess, you are amazing! I adore that fabric and agree, the simple touches make it a bit vintage and a whole lot of lovely. Less is more!

  15. Anonymous says:

    So cute! Blessings!

  16. Darling dress and darling daughter!

  17. That is adorable!!!

  18. Adorable!!

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