There's nothing like a classic-style dress to make you smile.
I was lucky enough to be able to test the Clementine Dress pattern by Amelie and Atticus recently. It's a lovely A-line shape with a collar. It buttons up the back and has a facing on the inside.
The instructions were quite basic but easy enough to follow and the dress went together very quickly. I had a little issue with collar overlapping but by the time I'd noticed I had trimmed, clipped and flipped so it will have to do. It's better to be too close than too far away and it doesn't stick up.
I used some left over black denim I'd had in the stash for a while. It took me a while to commit to a fabric for the collar. I kept tossing up between the green I ended up going with and some red liberty I had left over and have been saving for a rainy day. As you can see I ended up going with the green and I think it suits it nicely.
I made the size four and it is a bit shorter than I normally go for, but it suits the style of dress well. I think it'll be handy for the last few days of Summer but I think she'll get a lot of use out of it in the cooler months as it will be easy top layer.
I had plans to do some self-covered button for the back, but I got struck down with this awful head-cold this weekend so I ended up going with some snaps in black instead.
All in all, I really like this dress. It makes a great everyday dress that will be handy for a little girl who only wants to wear dresses at the moment. I'm sure this won't be my last.