About a year ago I drafted some patterns for little girls’ dresses with a view to turning them into PDFs. Unfortunately, just as I had finished about six months worth of work to achieve that the EU, in it’s wisdom, brought in new rules for VAT regarding selling PDF patterns to European countries making it unfeasible to continue. Luckily, I kept all my work (I could easily have thrown it all in the bin at the time) because Etsy recently emailed me to say that they had put a system in place whereby they would be responsible for collecting and making the VAT payments to the various countries – hooray!!
So, I immediately dug out all my sketches, photos and drafts for the first dress I designed and it is now available in my shop I’m really excited about this as it’s my favourite out of all my designs so far and I really hope other people like it as much as I do.
I’ve given all my lingerie and dress patterns Cornish girl’s names. This one is called Caja which means ‘daisy’.
The Caja dress has a curved bodice at the front and a gathered skirt which makes a very flattering look for a little girl.
The instructions with this PDF pattern include the finishes that I would normally use on a dress, i.e. french seams, deep hand stitched hem, lined bodice with the raw edges concealed within it, rouleau loop (although I often make my button loops from thread) and a covered button to make a very special garment. Although, obviously you can use any finish that you want.