Pattern: Avonlea Knit Party Dress
Designer: Peek A Boo Patterns
Fabrics: Cotton Lycra from  The Telarie & Netting from Spotlight
Skill level: Adventurous Beginner
Size made: 2
Adjustments: None
Pros: I love how sweet this one looks and the tulle overlay really makes it.
Cons: The collar takes some time to get right and I recommend basting it before you sew it in properly.

Where sweetness meets rainbow dreams

I’m not sure there is anything sweeter than a peter pan collar on a little one, so I LOVED being able to use this pattern for a friends little girl.

This is a great staple to have in your pattern library and lends itself well to quite a quick sew. Littlies also love twirling, and the half circle skirt on this one is perfect for that. When I gave Miss I this dress she immediately wanted to put it on and start to twirl in it. Made my heart sing.

I was a little worried about how the collar would sit being that it has the neck band over the top, but the only way to avoid that would be to line the bodice, either fully lined or partial, and to be honest, I couldn’t be bothered. I needed have worried as I think it turned out really well with the neck band anyway. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another one that way.

My other thing I loved about this pattern was the cute puff sleeves. They looked just so adorable!

To add the tulle overlay I simply cut the skirt piece out of the tulle and then treated it as one piece while I was attaching it. I did actually initially try a gathered skirt over the top of the half circle but it didn’t work. I didn’t have enough volume in the gathered skirt to give the circle skirt underneath the correct movement.

All in all I highly recommend this one!

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