My very favorite book as a kid was The Secret Garden, so I made Lucy a dress inspired by The Secret Garden.
I used the Caroline Party Dress Pattern by Mouse House Creations, which is such a beautiful, classic style. For the fabric, I chose a sort-of toned down, dull-ish floral print with a grey-striped seersucker collar to represent the unkempt locked-away garden. But inside, for the lining and for the pockets, I used a bright vibrant floral print to represent the beautiful garden that was within.
This was my first time sewing The Caroline Party Dress Pattern and it was just such a pleasure to sew…I am completely in love!!! I love the fit and the cut of the dress…and the little faux cap sleeves and the little peter-pan collar and the full-ness of the skirt…perfection! I made the size 4…Lucy fell between size 3 and 4 in measurement, so I went up hoping it will last longer that way. Lucy fell in size 3 for height, so I used a 2″ blind hem on the size 4 skirt…and the length is perfect!
So now complete picture overload!!!!! I could have found a better background for these photos if it were summertime, but I couldn’t find an actual garden anywhere in February…although I lucked out with a 70 degree day so we did go to the park and at least found some green!
ok, I guess you get the point 😉
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