The Little Daydream Dress from George & Ginger is the girls version of the popular Daydream Dress. I was so excited when I saw that this beautiful dress would be available in kids sizes and immediately wanted to test the pattern.
My first dress was supposed to be for my 13 year old. I made a size 12, based on her chest measurement, and I completely forgot to lengthen the dress for her height. An important reason that many of us sew, is that we can get the perfect fit for ourselves and our families. Fortunately for me, the dress fit her 11 year old sister. I was able to get the bodice out of a half yard of fabric that I had from a Girl Charlee slightly flawed box sale.
For my next dress, I again made the size 12 width, but this time I remembered she needed the length of the size 14. I have had this beautiful border print fabric, just waiting for the perfect pattern to use it. The border on this particular fabric runs along the selvage, and there was no stretch along the border. The Little Daydream dress has a gathered skirt, which was perfect for this border print.
My third dress was a maxi. I used a grey and white stripes on the bodice, and a bold blue on the skirt. My daughter and I love this one!
One of the amazing things about pattern testing, is getting to learn from all the other testers. I loved so many of their dresses. I noticed that I was drawn to the dresses that used stripes, especially on the bodice. With the way the straps are constructed, a striped fabric will give your dress a really fun look!
Here are a few more pictures of the Little Daydream dresses I made. I think you will love this pattern as much as we do!
Pattern: The Little Daydream Dress by George & Ginger
Modifications: Don’t forget to mash sizes for the perfect fit!
Recommendations: Use a fun border print for the skirt. I also love a stripe for the bodice.
Fabric: Grey polka dots, blue solid and the green/black border print are all from Girl Charlee.