I’ve been wanting to sew up this dress ever since the pattern was released at least a year ago. I was smitten with the buttons on the collar and the pockets and have seen so many fantastic versions of this dress online. But I hesitated because, for some reason, I had it in my mind that I prefer a shorter bodice and a fuller skirt.
I ended up buying the pattern recently because I wanted to try out the very cute button bodice together with the circle skirt of the Ileana Dress pattern for Lulu — which worked so well on her bird dress. (It’s so cool to be able to mix and match different pieces of the Compagnie M patterns to suit your own style — or more to the point, your kid’s style!)
Since I had the pattern sitting there, I decided to throw caution to the wind and sew up a Lotta for Kiki.
It was nice to use a fabric that didn’t require matching the print in the back this time! It’s Cotton + Steel Cookie Book Recipe Box in green. It is quilting weight — but like all of Cotton + Steel quilting cottons, it’s gorgeous to work with and is great for garments, especially for kids.
Now that I’m almost caught up with blogging all the sewing that’s been going on around here — it’s Kids Clothes Week already! Pfew — I’d better get cracking!