So my daughter named this the "spinny" dress. Aptly named.
The pattern is the Tinny dress by Straightgrain. I've made her Hanami dress a couple of times, and they're some of Julia's most worn dresses. The Hanami is a pretty basic sew, but the Tinny is definitely more detailed. There's tons of options, and one of these is a circle skirt. Knowing my kid, I knew that the ultra spinny circle skirt would make her happy.
I was right.
The sewing details - the dress has options for the collar, the sleeves, and the skirt. It has an invisible zipper in the back - the first time I've ever done one in all my many years of sewing! And, yeah, what was I waiting for.....looks SO professional, and was really easy.
I used some 100% cotton from Riley Blake - a little floral from their Matryoshka line from my shop. I thought it went with the retro vibe of the dress.
Problem is, for some reason, I thought I should start making size 5's. Well, I was wrong. The bodice was way too big. So, I put a couple of pleats in the back and took in probably about 4 inches. It fits much better, but for sure next time I'm going to make a size 4. I added a bias strip at the waist, mostly because my husband said it needed something. I think I like it. I would have added it all the way around the waist, but I was literally looking in the trash for more scraps of the contrast purple. It just wasn't meant to be.
So, a highly recommended pattern!!! I'll be making another one soon.....