I’ve never made anything with pleats before – do you have to iron them back in after you wash the dress? Yikes.
The dress has a really simple design, but there are some nice little details, too. The flutter sleeves and the square neckline remind me of the Citronille Apolline pattern (only this one has the advantage of being in English!)
The fabric is Painted Flowers from Moda’s Sugar Pop line (same fabric as the Storybook Woods Bonnet lining, different colorway), and the bodice is lined with Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in Mushroom.
It was way too cold and rainy for a sleeveless photo shoot, but I made Lila suffer through it. I did graciously allow her to wear a sweater for the first few minutes.
As soon as I exposed her arms she hightailed it back inside!