Simplicity Lisette 1893. I made view B. This fabric was part of the stash I acquired when I helped a friend clean out her craft room. I loved this floral print. I looked very hard for a pattern that would make the most of the gorgeous border print. I mixed in the plaids because I love plaid and I think the colours all play very well together. My girl is on the tall side for her age so I added three inches to the skirt when I cut it out so I may get more than one summer out of this dress.
This project taught me a lot. I got in over my head with the pieced bodice and hand-cut bias binding, but I persevered and learned a lot from those fiddly bits. I did not sew the zipper in as the instructions asked as I could not make heads nor tails of the directions. An experienced friend came to my rescue and showed me I was just over thinking the process.
Next up in the queue is a simple elastic-waist skirt for me. No fiddly bits!