This dress may be the only thing I get done for this week's Kids Clothes Week challenge. Its a diagonally slashed version of our Free Retro Reproduction Dress pattern. I made some tweaks to give the dress a little different feel like bias tape finishing the hemline which let it be a little lower than originally designed, putting two buttons on each closure instead of one and of course the diagonal slashes with inserts. I fudged the top around the neckline a bit making the point where everything comes together not quite sharp enough but I can live with it.
The blue fabric is some kind of poly-cotton chambray that was given to me and the floral is from a vintage bed sheet. One thing I love about this version of our pattern is that it can highlight small pieces of fabric, so if you have a remnant that's languishing in your stash and just can't figure out what to do with it this might be the pattern for you! Personally I am ALWAYS trying to find ways to use up those odd lengths leftover from other projects.
So we have been tweaking this pattern and playing with variations (Hanni has another cute one in the works) and wonder, what might you try with this pattern? Do you have any ideas for how you might like to see it altered? We are open to suggestions and have plans to make it in some Fall friendly fabrics as well!