I made this dress recently for my little friend. Not a Japanese one this time, but New Look pattern 6504, view D. I made it with a lovely natural linen and rather than decorating with the rick rack suggested on the pattern, I added a Victorian crocheted butterfly from my stash for a simple but striking look.
At the back I used a pretty mop button and made a thread loop.
I absolutely loved making this one and will definitely use the pattern again with a different fabric. In fact, I'm on the look out for a grown up version so any pointers most welcome!
There you go, another one without zip or buttonhole!
The children have finished school now (eek) and soon we'll be off to the country. We're all looking forward to checking on the neighbours ..
The rose was pruned a little on the late side this year (after these photos were taken) but fortunately it didn't seem to bother them.
Please excuse the hazy photos, the windows were, ahem, a little dirty!
Have a lovely weekend x