I spent yesterday afternoon making this fabulous twirly dress and thoroughly enjoyed every second..well nearly…I’ll come on to that!
It’s not the first time I‘ve made the spin around dress – I was looking for a christening present to make for my friend’s daughter last year and I happened upon this fab tutorial and free pattern:
The tutorial is really easy to follow and you could easily make the dress in an afternoon. It’s not a particularly hard dress to make; the only bit I found tricky and would recommend you take your time over is the bottom hem – as the skirt hasn’t got a straight edge, the curve makes it hard to turn up, although there’s just a bit of a knack to it.
The only downside is that it is only available in one size (age 2) but it’s such a beautiful dress (and so fun to make), it’ll just have to be everyone’s second birthday present…or I’ll need to learn how to size it up!
I’ve used a good quality cotton for both of my dresses as it’s easy to work with. The green and yellow dress was my first attempt and has a ribbon sash. I am just thinking of how I want to finish my pink flowery dress that I made today – at the moment I’m torn between another ribbon sash or a thick ric rac band around the waist. If you’ve got any ideas, please comment and let me know.