One of my latest additions to my range, is a beautiful dress called the Bow Back Dress. Usually when I make an item, I have to buy the template first (the sewing pattern), however with this new dress, it’s a design I came up with myself. I love special occasion dresses, but sometimes children don’t always get the wear out of them. Before sewing my own children’s clothing, I would often find myself saying not to wear something incase it got ruined. But, then I would find beautiful items in their wardrobes that were now too small and as good as new! With this dress, I feel it looks perfect for a party or a family occasion but also fine to wear on a normal day. I sometimes even put a pair of shorts underneath my daughter’s dress and then she’s able to climb around at the park.
The Details And The Design
I like dresses that are easy to wear, and that are easy for little ones to put on without help from a grown up. This dress is designed to slip over the head without any zips, buttons or tricky fasteners. Its simply, arms up and then it pulls straight down over head and body. The skirt of the dress has a few design options too. It can be a gathered skirt, a full circle skirt or a colour blocked skirt. The dresses here are both the gathered, colour blocked option.
The bow detail of the dress is my favourite part, as it adds a lovely feature to the back. The bow can be made in a matching fabric or a contrasting fabric, it’s entirely up to you. The bow attaches at the back with hidden press studs, that can’t be seen on the right side of the bow. This gives the option of having interchangeable different bow colours, and it helps maintain the bow’s shape during the washing/ironing process.
How To Order
These dresses are available in sizes 2 -12 years. They are made from 100% cotton, making them cool and comfortable for the summer. The style would also work well in cooler months, paired with tights and a cardigan.
As with all my items , the fabric is completely your choice. If you have a theme or colour in mind, then just send me a message and I’ll search all my suppliers to find you something perfect.
To get the best fit, I require the child’s chest, waist and shoulder to hem measurements.
Prices for the dress are between £25-£45 and depends on size required and fabric choice.
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