I made this dress for my niece's 2nd birthday. Blog post is here!
Girl’s double-breasted unlined jacket has band collar, gathered empire waist, and cuffed long sleeves. Optional bias trim to finish facing edge and seam allowances. The pattern also comes with an A-line skirt but I did not make this.
6 months to size 8. I made the 2T for my 2-year-old niece, who is apparently already on the larger size of 2T in storebought clothing. I think it fits fine in the shoulders and arms but is a little short. She'll probably grow out of it in two weeks... oh well.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. This thing is frickin' cute.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I referenced them for a couple steps but not the whole thing, especially because I added a full lining which is not originally included in the pattern. I was glad to see that the pattern has you attach the sleeves in the flat, then sew the sleeve seams and side seams at once. It's a method I always use but don't usually see, but it's much easier to do when you're working with tiny clothes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this style for a baby. It's cute but not ridiculously frilly or anything. It would even look cute in a neutral wool or something.
I didn't like that it wasn't already lined for you. Honestly I'd much rather cut and attach a full lining than cut and apply bias binding. Bias binding is so fiddly and I'm terrible at sewing it on neatly.
Teal stretch denim for the shell. Quilting cotton (with peacocks!) for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Full lining. Made wide cuffs and slipstitched them to the garment so you could see the lining turned up. Used covered buttons.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes yes sure! It's a winner.