Because I am good at keeping secrets (I also have a child in the right size) I had an opportunity to test the Dulcie dress pattern for Suz. Please note the dress you see in this post is a test version. Suz has made a few adjustments to the fit of the dress after the first round of testing. She has perfected the neckline and lowered the sleeves a little to allow more room for movement. I am not showing you the back of this dress because this version does not reflect the final product.
I have had so much fun sewing this dress! I used voile for the bodice and red gingham for the lining and the skirt. When I finished sewing the dress it was still asking for something little. I think four small buttons on the front of the dress is just the right finishing touch.
The sleeves are integrated with the bodice. Additional sun protection without the headache of setting in the sleeves? Yes please! Sleeves may be made plain or with a cuff.
Suz offers a square neckline, a rounded neckline, and a half pointed collar. Another lovely option is square patch pockets. The dress closes with an invisible zipper.
Would you like to sew the Dulcie dress? Head over to Sewpony to find out how you can receive this free pattern. Make sure you follow Sewpony as a little birdie told me there are a few more surprises coming our way over the next few Fridays.