If you’ve followed my blog much, you know that earlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to sew up patterns from the One Thimble E-Zine. These have been some of my favorite patterns to sew and they always pack a fashion punch for my trendy, mama-made clothing crew. (You can read more about the Twist Shift Dress and the Time Traveller Vest in past posts.) The 3rd edition of what is, in my opinion, one of THE best pattern e-zines out there, does not disappoint! There are items for boys and girls and a few accessories, and even a women’s dress for some self-care sewing! This time around, I sewed this beautiful Stardust Dress pattern from US designer, Laura Johnson, from Ellie Inspired.
This pattern is a simple, but classic girl’s dress that really has a great fit and you can change it up a little if you get the creative juices flowing. Stardust comes in regular and slim fit sizes and I chose the size 4 slim fit for my tiny girl. I also chose the short sleeve option for the dress (minus the elastic) because we are deep in the throws of summer temps and I didn’t want my poor girl to wilt! I wasn’t able to get a good pic of the length, but this hits my daughter about mid-calf.
This dress features:
- sizes 1-16 in slim and regular fit (fits sold separately)
- short or long sleeves
- attached pettiskirt
- button back
- PDF tutorial with illustrations, photos, and printable pattern pieces
- Imperial and Metric measurements
- cutting instructions for rectangular pieces
It also has the prettiest back! I did change up the sash a little so that it would not have a center seam. I also used this breezy white and pink madras plaid as my main fabric, with Kona for the solid sash and white muslin and eyelet for the pettiskirt. As gorgeous as it photographed, the madras really works better on a garment that is more simply constructed. It is very, very thin and tends to warp a little as you do all the pressing and sewing that a dress like this calls for. Plus…not gonna lie…lining up all of that plaid was a pain!
Oddly enough, as much trouble as I had with this fabric, my husband said it was one of his favorite dresses EVER. And I make a LOT of dresses! I’m thinking this would even be adorable as a sleeveless dress and it wouldn’t be too big of a challenge. Head over to One Thimble and check out all of the other awesome things included in this E-zine!
Don’t forget to check back later this week for my “Fakie” Baby Pants!
I was given a copy of Issue 3 of the One Thimble PDF E-zine to use for this post. This post also contains affiliate links. I receive a portion of all Ezine sales made through my unique link. The thoughts and opinions expressed throughout are entirely mine. As is the girl. 😉