In my last post I shared a dress from The Cottage Mama which I had made for my daughter. The Party Dress. It is still a little big so she has yet to wear it but it has been greatly admired. It is a lovely pattern.
So I decided to have a look at what else I might find over on The Cottage Mama page and it is chock full of tutorials and patterns.
After the success of the first dress I thought I would try the Picnic Dress. It seemed fairly straightforward looking at the instructions. It had a bit of trim and a ruffle but all very straightforward other than that.
I had some Fabricland Swallows I had put aside and this seemed the perfect time to use it. I found some salvaged ric rac in the sewing box which was perfect for the trim.
The pattern was very simple and the gathering technique worked a treat. I will certainly be remembering that one. I should really have pressed the material before I started the project but I am impatient.
And here it is.
I have got to say I love this pattern too. It was really straightforward and used up less than a meter for the age 2 pattern. It has also been greatly admired and I don't think it will be too long before madam fits into it. I shall definitely be using it again with some more of my stash. Perhaps with a contrasting ruffle next time.