For Anna’s Easter dress I challenged myself a little this year. I started with the pattern for this 1 hour dress from McCall’s (M6098). We ended up using the pattern mostly for sizing purposes.
Next, Anna and I sat down and decided what changes we’d like to make. We didn’t want a zipper so I made a single piece bodice back and used elastic shirring. I also wanted to make sure it was easy to get over her head so we created a crossover bodice.
She wanted sleeveless. Easy enough. I wanted to use one of the gingham pieces I’d bought at my mom’s thrift shop recently so she chose the lilac one. We paired that with some white cotton. Both were very lightweight so we fully lined the entire piece. She wanted something “princess-y” so I created an over skirt but kept the fullness to a minimum for easier wearing especially while playing. Let’s be honest, that’s what she needs. Doesn’t every little girl?!?