Love Notions (affiliate link) latest release, the Prisma Dress (affiliate link) is just another example of WHY I adore the designs so much! Take a look at the line drawing and you will see exactly what I see – smart, sophisticated design, breadth of options, and a very professional product!
Before I dive in, I want to share that I am honored to be a Love Notions (affiliate link) Ambassador. This means that I receive a nominal compensation in exchange for pattern testing and if you click on any affiliate links. That said, all opinions blogged here are my own, and I only joined the team after willingly testing, uncompensated, because the patterns are THAT GOOD — this one is no exception!
With that out of the way, back to why you clicked here!! For my daughter’s version, I was asked to combine the button boatneck and drop waist flare skirt with any sleeve length I liked (I did the elbow length and added the faux pocket flaps).
This was made with a pink heathered French Terry from So Sew English, and has the perfect amount of stretch, drape, and softness for my little girl to feel like the spunky princess that she is!
I paired the pink fabric with a double knit that I purchased at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics and had already used the majority for my son’s #Swag set. I love that it has the stripes on one side and the polka dots on the other, so of course I had to incorporate both into my design.
You can see that what I did was flip the hem to the outside twice (to enclose the raw edge), and then edge stitch it down to hold the cuff in place – easy and a fun detail! I also chose to use snaps instead of the buttons, since it was easier to sew up the dress and confirm whether I needed the snaps to get it on her (which I did – between hair and head, my daughter needed the space!) – and add them at that point. I will do ANYTHING to avoid making buttonholes! I also went with one snap over two on each shoulder because this was a smaller size… In a larger size, I would most likely add both.
The Prisma Dress pattern is on sale right now for $7, through Wednesday March 15th – so I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a copy soon!