The Atlanta dress

I have the feeling that my girls are growing fast and by this I don’t mean only physically! Each day their personality is stronger and they are starting to have a style of their own, being more determined about what they like and what they don’t. Recently M told me she didn’t wanted shorts made by me, she wanted RTW denim ones! I am fine with that for two reasons at least. I do not have the time to make all the clothes I would like to for the girls and for myself so, I did not made them shorts this year. I want them to wear the clothes I make for them because they like them, not because they don’t want to hurt my feelings.

After telling me about the shorts, M also said that I could make her dresses because she likes the dresses I make. So, I made her the Atlanta dress from Nun Studio.

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This pattern is available from sizes 4 to 10 and I made a size 4 with the skirt lengthened to size 6 but, I should have lengthened the bodice as well!

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Contrary to most French Patterns the seam allowances are included. The instructions are good and I did not had issues during the construction. I found it fast to sew as it doesn’t have any zippers or buttons.

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Unsurprisingly, what attracted me the most in this dress were the sleeves and the bow at the back. The shape of the sleeves is obtained using a very curious method that is responsible for the shape and drape.

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The fabric used is the same I used before for F, dotted linen from here, with Betsy Porcelain print from Liberty used for the sleeves lining.

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As I mentioned before, I should have lengthened the bodice as well because, as a result, the dress didn’t had length enough to use a regular hem or would end up being already short and I want M to wear it as much as possible. For that reason I used a hem facing with the Liberty print.

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I really like this dress and M loved it too! After all this dress is perfect to dance and skipping. 😉

Hope you are having a great week! 🙂

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