I have had several customers ask if I could create a Little House on the Prairie Outfit for a child wearing a size 3-4. My pattern does not go that small and I usually put several patterns together to create the outfit. This year I am going to be smarter-I hope!!!-and create a pattern in this small size. Since I just got a request for a size 4 dress, I figured this was the right time.
I had to put together several different patterns to make this dress. I began with a dress pattern in size 3-4 that has a yoke at the top and a full gathered skirt. The dress needed to be 7 inches longer than the pattern-so I got out the tape measure and straight edge. Measure twice-cut once!!
The sleeves are from a different pattern; they just needed to be long and puffy at the top. This takes care of the dress.
To create the pinafore pattern I used an A-line dress pattern and added a little to the width of the back for the buttons. I will add a ruffle to the bottom so it is just like the original pinafore design.
My customer wanted this fabric but I was not sure I had enough.
So she selected this as her second choice.
I arranged and rearranged the pattern pieces on the burgundy trying to fit them all and I kept coming up a little short. Then I remembered-Check my remnants!!
I found some remnants, enough to complete the dress. Yeah, my customer will be so happy. I am hoping to complete this outfit tomorrow and I will post photos of the finished product.