We had picked out the Mini Colfax and the Mini Southport Dress patterns (the mini versions – she does women’s versions for both as well) a few weeks ago. I had high hopes to make them for Natalie’s birthday and our friends’ wedding. So we didn’t really end up wearing them for either event, but it was fun to try nonetheless. It’s nice to have some sort of reason to make something, at least I don’t have as much of a chance to pass it off for yet another day.
I’m so happy how excited Emily was about her Mini Southport Dress! She did ask me almost every day when the dress would be done. We ended up picking the size 8, even though according to her chest measurements it was going to be roomy. I think the style of the dress makes it really flexible to go up a size or so and still look great. Plus it’ll hopefully fit well into fall (paired with a cardigan or leggings). Before you think I just magically picked the right size, I did get about halfway through another size and realized that it was going to be too small for Emily. I didn’t let it stop me for long! I quickly cut out the new size and pieces and finished it right up. I think the smaller size I’ll end up finishing and giving to my niece. It’s probably worth mentioning that holding up the bodice pieces on your child might be helpful. Even if it’s just for a rough estimate.
We love this dress! So summery! I will be making more – they come together super quick and look so put together.
Hope you’re having a great start to summer. I’m hoping to get the sew along going in a week or so. It’ll be casual and relaxed, but hopefully fun!