Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kid's Clothes Week: Upcycled Suzanne Dress

I bought this pattern, Suzanne by Citronille, a couple years ago on Etsy. I can't believe I didn't make it sooner! It is pretty basic and quick, even though the pattern is in French. The pattern illustrations and a little translation help from Google are really all you need to make it work!

This is a size 4, made during Kid's Clothes Week from an upcycled strapless Gap maxi dress that I got for $0.99 on the day after Christmas a few years ago. It's pretty much the softest fabric I've ever felt. It's some sort of lightweight gauze. The dress came lined with the ivory that is now lining everything but the sleeves in Miss H's dress.

I added a heavier-than-normal iron on interfacing to the bodice front and back to prevent gapping. Originally I hadn't planned to line the skirt, but as I got closer to sewing it on, and after consulting with Miss H, we decided it would be fun to have some extra swishiness for twirling. I also thought it would be fun to have it stick out the bottom a little and will allow the length to last longer on my rapidly growing girl!

She and I are both in love with this dress! She says she doesn't want to take it off.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh, hello! I love your blog! I had this image of your daughter pinned and loooooove it, but didn't realize you were also an Oliver + s sewer and have a blog! Awesome! Great to see you on the oliver + s blog today! I want all the Citronille patterns, like o + s, the illustrations are just so purty.


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