Fast sewing. For a change.

After taking f.o.r.e.v.e.r making my orange 80’s summer dress, I needed a quick project and this super sweet frock for Adele worked a treat. I whipped it up on Monday night and she wore it yesterday to daycare.

Now we don’t normally wear lovely dresses to daycare, but after taking these photos in the morning I thought ‘why not’.

My daycare lady was so excited to see Adele in such a sweet little dress. Adele is not only the youngest kid she minds, but she’s also the only girl, so she does get a little extra attention.

The pattern is from Ottobre 6/2008 and the fabric was purchased on sale from Quilthome recently – Amy Butler ‘Love’ on the bottom and Valorie Wells ‘Delhi’ on the top. The super sweet vintage style trim on the bottom was from Spotlight on sale for 25c a meter – I bought the lot!

The only changes I made to the pattern was using only one large button per side to attach the yoke, instead of two and I used bias trim under the arms rather than turning the fabric over. This just make a much neater result.

By the way, Adele is walking almost all the time now which, even being the third kid, is so exciting! Especially as we can now wear a few more dresses without dealing with a cranky baby getting her knees caught as she crawls.