This is a summer play dress for Bird. The pattern is in the current issue of Ottobre (3/2012) #27 Edgar Degas Rose Dress. The material was a lovely cotton lawn I picked up at a local sewing shop. I made a size 122 and I’m pleased to announce that it fits. Most things I’ve made from Ottobre without adjustments turn out wide. I don’t know if their patterns are slimmer in the bigger sizes or if my little Bird is growing out of her birdiness. The pattern goes together beautifully. I omitted the interfacings, added binding around the neck and placed my tucks using a double needle instead of the fold and stitch method it tells you to. I wish I would have marked the bottom of the tucks before I began sewing because I noticed that while it seemed like I was ending at the same place—I clearly didn’t.
This issue of Ottobre may be my very favorite. There are several more little dresses I want to make from it. Next up the Hollywood Cerise Linen dress for either Lu or Bird, or maybe even both.