I made this pattern for my neice for her Easter dress out of some seam foam green gingham quilting cotton. It turned out very well! I really love how nicely done this pattern is. The inside finishes are beautiful. I'd consider myself an advanced beginner or intermediate sewist. The directions are mostly easy to follow although it was nice to have the video of the sleeves on the Facebook page. It turned out very good and faster than I anticipated even though I would not call this a fast sew! Great pattern! My sister-in-law loved it!
I LOVE this dress!!!!!! I bought this one quite some time ago but only recently got round to making it and I’m so annoyed at myself for not making it sooner! It’s simply stunning and the instructions are so very clear and easy to follow. Not only that but there is always support online if you need it. It definitely takes more concentration with the pintucks and those fabulous sleeves but it’s worth the work. My 6 year old pranced around like a princess all day in this dress. I’m now making several more for customers - result!!!!
I loved this pattern so much. The end result is nothing short of breathtaking! It looks so vintage and the little pintucks and ruffles add to its timeless charm. My daughter loved her dress as did I! I was so proud of the end result. It took me a little bit longer to do than other patterns I've used but so worth the extra time and effort, the dress looks beautiful inside and out!
Sweet Lily is a great pattern with well written instructions. Explore your creative side with mixing and matching color choices for ruffles and bodice. A really fun dress/tunic to create for your little ones. Any girl would love a dress/tunic like this, the ultimate little girl dress. While maybe not a beginner pattern, after you have a few dresses under your belt you should give it a try you won't regret it.
This pattern is excellent! All the pintuck lines are clearly marked. The finishing techniques are beautiful. It can be completely done on a regular sewing machine and the inside will be perfectly finished. I absolutely love the vintage look of this dress. And the sleeve ruffles....oh my goodness! The cuteness! The pattern instructions are very detailed and easy to follow.