My second (technically it came first) attempt at May’s Project Run & Play challenge: Summer Chevrons Shirt by The Crafty Cupboard. I adapted the pattern to make a lightweight sundress, by extending the length of the shoulder ruffles and almost doubling the width of, and adding extra length to, the body sections. S had picked out some fluoro pink pom-pom trim at our last trip to the fabric shop so I wanted a simple light coloured pattern to compliment it (tbh. I’m not sure there is anything that truly compliments fluoro pink pom-poms but I’m acting on the whims of a toddler’s taste after all). I had nothing suitable so used some plain white cotton lawn and fabric pens left over from an activity I ran at H’s birthday party last year. I doodled a few designs on paper first, procrastinated over whether drawing over a template for precision or natural variation was best, before going ahead freehand.
After drawing over all the pieces and setting with an iron I assembled the dress following the original tutorial, including button closure at the back, faithfully (bar adding gathers for the skirt section).
As with the other version I made with this pattern, the dress sits a bit too wide across the shoulders, but will probably be a perfect fit in a years time as a smock top.