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Neapolitan dress

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I have been wanting to make another dress for my little girl since the last failure (haven’t fixed the pictures that far back yet).

This time I chose the fabrics – just some simple pink poplin.

The pattern is a tutorial that I found at Grosgrain from Tea Rose Home.

For the bodice there are two downloadable pattern pieces. It is only for one size and fits about a 5-6 year old. The top of the dress has an elasticised neckline and arms. Though I took the elastic out of the arms on my version because she complained they were too tight.


The bottom of the dress is just three tiers of gathered layers.

Normally when I do gathers and tiers I just wing it often adding a lot more fabric. I think this has been why I haven’t been happy with the results. There doesn’t have to be a lot of fabric to get a full look. Especially when adding further fuller layers. Simple is often better and I forget that.

It is a good dresss. She likes it. It looks good and appears comfortable to wear. And it is pink – couldn’t go wrong there.


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