why don't i learn, i get so caught up in a rush to finish what i'm making, that i carry on regardless, ignoring that niggle in my head which is saying 'this is going to be too big - wait till tomorrow when you can measure her properly', well ofcourse i didn't wait, as those with small children know, uninterrupted sewing time is so precious you have to take it where you get it,
i did make a vain attempt to measure a sleeping little O in her cot, but that clearly wasn't good enough. i was worrying about making it bigger than her 'far far away top' & in doing so have made a dress that at best will fit her next summer - if not the following one!
but what a pretty dress, yes i could take it apart & make it smaller, but i think i'd just rather make another one & save this for when it will fit her,
the fabric was a bargain at £4.99 per m from c&h fabrics in Chichester (but they don't have it on their website), is was called a 'vintage cotton' & is a very fine gauze fabric, which i lined with a plain gauze, i used this pattern again, just making the body an A line shape & making it long enough to be a dress,