This dress, “Baggy Look One-Piece”, is one of the first patterns I’ve tackled from this book and it just may be my favorite little girl’s dress design. I love the loose, comfy linen fabric that’s shown in the picture, the colors, and the cute pockets. I tried to find a linen-type fabric as close to the one in the picture as I could, but I think mine is a bit thicker and has a bit more structure than I would like. I actually like the way the dress seems to be a bit baggy and drapey on the model…
My little A loves the dress (of course) and says it’s now her favorite dress, but then she says that every time she gets a new dress. My sweet little girl. She says it’s her fave because of the pockets. Come to think of it, I don’t think she has pockets in any of her other dresses. I love pockets in my dresses too and I didn’t know some wedding dresses have pockets!
I cut the pieces out for the dress a week ago and finally got out my sewing machine last night to construct it. I really thought I would be done in a couple hours, but like I mentioned before, I got stuck on the Korean… and here I was pretty confident about my Korean… I guess what other opportunities do I ever have to brush up and practice my Korean? The only other time I use Korean is when I talk to my mom (over the phone) and when I make a conscious effort to use Korean when talking to my kiddos (which I forget to do most of the time). It’s hard to remember to talk to them in Korean and it’s also inconvenient because I know they’ll understand me right away when I talk to them in English…
I really do love this dress! I want one in my size! Probably wouldn’t look to flattering on me though. That’s why I love sewing for little girls. They look so sweet and cute in almost anything.
Maybe a muslin-type fabric would give the dress the loose, baggy, look that I was going for. Next time.
For now, thanks for reading!