View B is the top right pink dress.
Well, I stayed home yesterday morning (instead of going to the gym) and sewed away determined to finish the dress, or at least most of it. This is most of it done and she tried it on last night. We decided that we didn't like the raspberry flounce and I did not like those pleats. Urghh they look terrible when she wears the dress. It might have been suited to a more flowy fabric than the quilting cotton I used. It's from Spotlight when they had 30% off when you buy the whole bolt.
I had done the bodice which was pretty easy. It was my first properly lined bodice in a long time and I almost gave up wondering what to do with the yoke so I winged that a little. The pictures and instructions on the New Look 6579 pattern were not great.
I love the bodice though. The yoke is really cute and this is a size 8 which fits nicely on my 7.5yr old. It is a bit loose in the back though so I could have gone down to size 7 or maybe even 6. It's meant to be finished with a zipper.
Here are those pleats. The instructions say to fold them to the centre so they end up like box pleats? Anyway, the pattern shows two sets of pleats but the picture shows full pleats across the front so I went ahead and did another set on the centre front. It had to be done as the skirt ended up being perfect width when attached to the bodice.
This is a raspberry fabric I had in my stash which I'd hoped would go perfectly with this beige and light pink spot fabric. I did a rolled hem instead of a narrow hem on it. The flounce was too small for the skirt. WHAT??? How that happens I do not know. It wasn't very flouncy either? Maybe if I ironed it that would make a difference. I ended up taking in the skirt a little so make it fit and as you would guess, the flouncy was too big! Ha I was about to give up but decided to keep going and let some seam out (excuse the pun, totally by accident)!
So what now? I'm going to cut out another set of the skirt pieces and try a different one to attach to the bodice and see if she likes it. She said to me "Mummy, I didn't want to say I didn't like it because it's not nice to say bad things." How sweeet!
On a side note, she has lost two bottom incisors in two days. It's a sign to remind you that your babies are growing up so fast so I am trying to create good memories while they are still young and want me to hang around them. LOL.
I'll see you later with a dress update.