Matilda's little friend is a tall girl, about the same size as Elizabeth, so I used Elizabeths measurements when drafting off the pattern. And since this meant the tunic would also fit Elizabeth I decided I may as well make her one too!
I got Matilda to pick out the fabrics for her friends dress, a blue polkadot with a pink paisley floral.
Elizabeth chose the ones for hers- Good old Farmers Market with some Amy Butler Mid Western Modern. Elizabeths tunic is about 2-3 inches shorter than the pattern dictated because I didnt quite have enough of the cherry fabric. To compensate I did a smaller hem at the bottom, and made the o the honeycomb panel is slightly longer.
George decided he had to have a turn modelling the dress too.
This dress is a simple and sweet cut and quite simple to construct. Some of the details take a bit of time (the heart-shaped pocket and the drawstring casing and drawstring) but arent difficult in themselves. Because of this the pattern is quite suitable for a beginner sewer. As long as they are patient they will get a dress that is a little bit more special and interesting.