Josie really loved Penny’s new school girl dress and asked (begged? pleaded? cajoled?) me to make her one too. Penny’s was made from a vintage pattern that only comes in size 2. I remembered that I had this Simplicity 2574 pattern in her size that could be adapted to vaguely resemble the dress I had made Penny.
I’ve never used a Project Runway pattern before, but really enjoyed the versatility it offered. I tried to match the colors of Penny’s dress as closely as I could. I decided to make the yoke white (like Penny’s collar), but didn’t have enough fabric for the sleeves and belt accent. I ended up using some navy blue scraps I had in an attempt to tone down the mania of the “anime” material. I had no idea what the dress would look like when I started, but here is how it turned out in the end:
Let’s compare butts:
I think Josie’s dress came out even better than Penny’s dress (Marsha Marsha Marsha!…). My favorite part is the sweet little pleated sleeves. I definitely prefer the school girl dress to the inferno dress, which probably means that Josie will favor the fire dress just to be her usual contradictory self.
See what I mean?!?
(I would highly recommend this pattern to all sewers! It comes in sizes 1/2 year to 8.)