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Vintage McCall's 5049

I bought this pattern at the church op shop late last year. It's so cute. Obviously not for me...  but my friend's daughter.  She's 8 and very tall for her age.  The fabric is a beautiful piece of Thai silk that was given to me by another friend's mother in law in January when we got home from our holiday.  It was just enough to get this pattern out.

I had some trim that I bought years ago and I love pink and silver. There was just enough for the front   but I wish I had some for the back too. I really don't like plain back when there is fancy on the front. I like it fancy both sides!

I used all the length of the fabric and made ties for a halter neck as I didn't have my friend's daughter here and I wanted her to be able to wear it immediately she got it.

Gosh I love the little silver sparkles. The fabric is so lustrous and crisp but also very fine.

The pattern has a little pair of under shorts... on the pattern it should have some elastic around the legs like bloomer but I though shorts would be better, then she can run and play and not worry because she is wearing a dress.  She loved it. Now it's a bit cool to wear it and it probably won't fit her next year but it was a quick, fun sew and I know she was wearing it every chance she could. I was so happy to whip up a little dress quickly and not let that fabric marinade for too long. 


Vanessa said…
I just love this! I know it is going to look so pretty on your friend's daughter!
katherine h said…
Cute pattern! Cute dress! Everything is better with sparkles :)
McVal said…
oh wow! It's gorgeous! She'll love it.

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