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Over at Project Run and Play, the pattern of the month is the free Knot Dress pattern from Me Sew Crazy. I've actually had this dress for awhile; I got it as part of a bundle, but I never sewed it.
I went by the size chart, and ended up making a size several sizes smaller than her ready-to-wear size. I wanted it to be a top length, so I didn't adjust the length at all, and this is what I ended up with. It's still a bit roomy, but there's no gape, and it leaves room to grow.
I only added the knots at the shoulders, so I changed the back to a button down back. Since I wanted the ties to stay tied permanently, I also had to break into the skirt, so I added a placket there.
I paired it with some Daphne Knickers from Violet Field Threads. I love the look of this pattern, but it was kind of a pain to make the thin ruffles on a bottom weight fabric. Also, there is no difference in the rise in the front and the back of the knickers. They're pretty roomy, but next time I make them, I will add some rise in the back.
She's ready for summer in her new outfit! It was a beautiful day today, although we had snow last week. Weather is crazy this time of year.