Monday, 20 July 2015

Mini Southport Dress

I decided to take a break from my selfish sewing to whip something up for my girlie! Enter the Mini Southport dress from True Bias! As I made the realisation that it's technically summer now here in the UK, this provides a perfect opportunity to sew some pretty dresses for my little munchkin! (And a perfect opportunity for me to moan about the weather...)

Mini Southport Dress, True Bias

I bought this SOFT SOFT SOFT ex Paul Smith cotton lawn from my trusty fabric man at the market (feel it, it is really SO soft!), I've made myself a basic shell top from it already and had just enough left for a first version of the Mini Southport in a size 2T - win!

Cotton Lawn Fabric

Another bonus of this fabric is that it's so beautifully multicoloured, I can finally send her to childcare in something I've sewn for her without worrying about stains and marks etc (think 'Sound of Music Playclothes' - without the curtains of course...)

Mini Southport Dress, True Bias, Cotton Lawn

 The instructions by True Bias are second to none, very easy to understand and follow along with. I totally love the bias facing finish to the neckline and armholes, it gives such a polished professional looking finish. The front button opening detail is great too as a lot of dress patterns I've seen of this type for kids tend to be back opening ones, this style gives a bit more detail to the front :)

Mini Southport Dress, True Bias, Cotton Lawn

Mini Southport Dress, True Bias, Cotton Lawn

And a few shots of the lucky girl modelling her new dress - she was feeling in an especially co-operative mood today!
Mini Southport Dress, True Bias, Cotton Lawn

My little poser!!
Mini Southport Dress, True Bias, Cotton Lawn

There are a few more of these on my agenda if this is how pleased it makes her!
Gem x

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