Because I know I shouldn't be sewing right now, I've compensated by becoming obsessed with planning my summer sewing projects. How silly. Yards and yards of beauties have arrived at my house only to be washed, folded, and stashed out of sight until June 7. Except for this lovely bit of seersucker that I just couldn't put away. I ordered this plaid seersucker with the Mingo and Grace Charlie dress in mind, and I figured that I could make an exception to my sewing moratorium for a dress so simple and adorable.
Cara is a big fan of Charlie. It meets her criteria of 1. being a dress; 2. being a twirly dress; and 3. being pink. I went with a size 6 width/7 length based on Cara's chest measurement and other reviews I read of this pattern. I was worried that her dress might turn out too short to last through the summer, but she's got plenty of room in both length and width.
The construction of this dress is pretty simple. I used my own method for the bias facing at the neckline and armholes. I really like that the ruffle on the bottom is drafted to have a slightly curved shape; I think this gives the ruffle a nice drape. I'm also quite tickled with my center back seam and it's horizontal stripe matching. And that little flower button.
Where did my child's teeth go?