Have you all seen Ashley and Emily’s Flip this pattern series? It really is great! You start with a pattern (that they choose) and then get your creative juices going and see how you can change it up and make it your own. This month the flip could be any pattern from the most recent Pattern Anthology release. I had so many ideas floating around in my head, but I kept coming back to the Recess Raglan. This shirt was just calling to be a dress!
To change this pattern up, I lengthened the bodice by five inches, and started to flare it out to an extra three inches (on the fold) to make the bottom of the dress a bit more flow-y. I liked the original neckline of Kate’s pattern, but wanted the dress to be a little more feminine. So I sewed the pattern neckband on, according to the directions, and then just turned it under so it is entirely on the inside of the dress. And then, of course, I added three little white buttons on either side of the raglan sleeves.
The dress has a slight high low hemline, which I love! And Sweet Pea loves it too! I showed it to Sweet Pea and she said ‘It looks just like Saige’s dress!’ And then as we were getting ready to take pictures she said, ‘Mom…I look like a younger Siage, don’t I?’ Love it! Saige is the newest American Girl Doll, and my girl is determined to purchase her. She has been saving all of her pennies. She has saved up 2/3 of the money, and I know when she gets there, Saige will be the most loved doll because of all the hard work she has put into saving up for her! Love these little life lessons!
P.S. I just joined instagram! I can tell I’m going to have fun looking through everyone’s pictures. Wanna follow me? Find me @dandeliondrift!