I have been meaning to make a cute little denim dress for my girl for some time now. This fabric was purchased a good year ago, and is a lightweight denim woven fabric. As with most things these days, I needed an impetus to spur me into action in getting it done. This year’s family photo was the push for this to get completed.
I drafted the dress to be a fitted top with buttons down the front. It has a full circle skirt on the front and back, with the added bonus of pockets!
The slant pockets were a bit of a pain to put in the full circle skirt on the front. Next time I do a skirt like this, I will do pockets in the side seam.
The inside has some unfinished seams that I stitched down. When putting this together, it was very on the fly, and making it up as I go. I normally like things to be more finished on the inside.
I made the placket with seven small buttons and one large one at the waist. The rest of the placket is stitched down.
I used the opposite side of the fabric for the contrast. I also left them un-hemmed, hoping they will get frayed and fun looking.
It is quite twirly and fun to wear. The color is more like the flat lays of the dress. We had a storm rolling in, so the color was a bit darkish.
Now hopefully she will actually wear it!