Her 4th Birthday Dress

Quick before it rains lets take a photo of your new birthday dress!

Its become a bit of a tradition for me to make my Little One an occasion dress for her birthday each year.

 

4th Birthday Occasion dress
4th Birthday Occasion dress

So here is how it all started. She choose purple this year as the colour, and I bought the fabric from the fabulous Crafty Sewer near Tooting. I think this might be the last year that I get to choose the fabric, as she loves fabric and dresses as much as I do!

Simplicity 2463 Childs occasion dress
Simplicity 2463 Childs occasion dress

I think in retrospect I should not have made the skirt in cotton as it didn’t have the drape needed for the tucks, but as she has a summer birthday I didn’t want to make it too hot a dress to wear (what an optimist given our English Summers!) and I like to be able to machine wash her party dresses and had tested both the satin and cotton together with the ric-rac and it had washed beautifully.

Simplicity pattern 2463
Simplicity pattern 2463

The last minute addition to the outfit was the cropped jacket and which was from the Vogue 7819 girls occasion dress. I have made it for her for the last 3 years and it really finished the outfit.

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