I love simple little girls' dresses, especially when using a prized fabric. The Charlie Dress Mingo & Grace is perfect for highlighting the richness of this Nani Iro Sen Retsu double gauze (France colorway). And with all the 95-degree+ days we've been having here in Portland (WTF?), it's great for staying cool, too. Just perfect.
Don't you think?
I have only good things to say about this pattern. I sewed a size 4 as suggested by the pattern, and I think it's a great fit for Harper with just a little room to grow. (She is on the small side of the 4.) It sewed up quickly and easily, and I was able to get the entire thing out of one yard of this unexpectedly narrow fabric.
Speaking of the fabric...isn't it lovely? You can't tell in these photos, but some of the flowers have what looks like metallic gold paint on them. I was happy to get these hand-me-down Saltwater Sandals from my friend Anneliese since they are the perfect complement to the dress. It's also amazingly soft...so soft this could double as a nightgown. But it's too pretty to only wear at home!
I used a pretty butterfly button from my stash to finish this dress. And apparently, I forgot to clip my threads as evidenced above. ;)
I will let the photos do the rest of the talking! And when you're done here, go get this pattern for a special little girl in your life!