One of the reasons that Elizabeth and I started this blog was so we could share our sewing projects with each other. Since we now live over 700 miles apart, it's a little difficult to get together for an afternoon of sewing, or fabric shopping, or collaborating on other creative endeavors. This blog gives us an alternative space to do some of that, as well as makes us conscientiously carve out time for joint projects (which, as moms, can be so hard to do for anything that's not kid-related). But the point in saying all of this is that projects like the Retro Reproduction dress are why we blog: Elizabeth was inspired by a style, drafted the pattern, made several versions (here and here), shared it with me, I digitized and graded, and here is my version. And all of our collaboration was online! And now we get to share it with anyone else who might be out there reading!
So without further ado...
The multicolored fabric was a thrift store purchase-- about four yards of 60" wide for $1.00. I love finds like that!
The back of the dress has the same pattern as the front:
Most importantly, for a three year old, the dress is great for running around and playing:
We are working on making this into a free pattern (sizes 2T-4T), and it should be available within the next few weeks. So check back with us soon!