The pattern has not been released yet, but Sam has several in the works and they are all very cute! You can see them on the website. Okay, so, the dress.
Sorry about the half-standing/half-sitting pose. She's become very jokey with me lately when I try to take pictures, and I've decided that I'm just going to have to go with what I get.
I made the straight size 5, although with my daughter's chest measurement, I know I should have gone with a size 4. My excuse is that I wanted her to be able to wear it for a bit longer than just this summer, which is basically over now. I think it would look pretty cute with a long-sleeved turtleneck underneath for the autumn/winter, don't you?
I settled on this pretty double gauze that I bought online a couple years ago from Hinodeya on the Japanese site Rakuten. I liked it so much that I bought it in several color ways, in fact. Ah, those were the days. The days when I was building up my stash. When I didn't even know that the word "stash" could apply to fabric, ha!
The main fabric is a gorgeous cotton-rayon blend I bought from Miss Matatabi and I only needed 1m for this dress! It is still available, too. I love it so much that I really, really, really want to buy more. To make something for myself this time. Like a flutter-sleeve blouse. Maybe the Tip Top?
The back closes with a single button, so for those of you who are still zipper-shy, it's very easy. I chose to use elastic instead of making the loop, but there are instructions on how to make it. The dress came together very easily, and I can see myself making another one for the spring. I think the sleeves make it a perfect candidate for some lightweight lawn or voile, and because it is lined you don't have to worry about it being see-through.
You might have noticed that the neckline is a bit high, which will be lowered for the final version. Sam is still working through the pattern as I type, and there will be some changes to make the pattern even more fabulous. Yay!
If you want to see a gorgeous version in knit (scuba!), visit Trine's blog here. It's absolutely beautiful, and now I want to make one in knit, too :)
Thanks for the pattern, Sam! Looking forward to the launch of your website!