New Look 6205: this is the dress I was going to make Kezia for Easter but then we ended up not going to church on Easter Sunday anyway, and I got waylaid on other things.
The fabric is supposed to be ex-Boden stock, and is a beautiful dress weight cotton. I love the bright colours, and so does Kezia:
There is not so much I want to say about this dress except that I LOVE this pattern. I love the raised waistline seam bodice with its cap raglan sleeves, I love the pleated skirt and I love the way the inside of the bodice is finished so there are no exposed edges (I did fully line the dress; the pattern states to just line the bodice).
The thing that I am probably the most proud of is the lapped zipper that I installed (my first one):
Child’s dress with full skirt pleated to bodice at raised waistline seam has back zipper, round neckline, short or cap raglan sleeves and assorted trim options. Perfect for party or play time. I made view D.
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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I added some lace trim around the neckline and the hem.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very, except for I was confused initially with how they explain how to sew the lining to the bodice to get a clean finish. I ended up unpicking it and tried it again and this time it worked beautifully.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the raised waistline seam bodice with its cap raglan sleeves, I love the pleated skirt and I love the way the inside of the bodice is finished so there are no exposed edges. There is nothing I particularly dislike about this pattern.
Ex-Boden cotton with cotton lawn lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None, except that I added a lace trim around the neckline and hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Not sure if I will sew it again, but love this pattern, and highly recommend.
My daughter loves twirling in her new dress. One happy bunny!