1950s

play dress

May 6, 2009




this dress is aptly named ‘the economical dress for your daughter’ made from an Enid Gilchrist pattern book. Again it was simple to draft and construct. I chose a square neckline and used binding on both the neckline and armholes. I find that Enid’s patterns run a little on the generous side. This dress was made from 3 ‘ugly’ fabric remnants and I think I was able to ‘make it work’.

The next time I make this dress I’ll deepen the square neckline and possibly have less fullness in the body of the dress. Miss 2 is delighted with her dress and did a lot of twirling and whirling in the morning sun before collapsing in a giggling heap to read a story book. You can follow my sewing adventures with Enid Gilchrist’s patterns on my blog.

  1. Too cute! The color combinations you chose make it very whimsical and fun, as all little girl’s dress should be.

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