How adorable are my girls, right? They really do look so sweet in vintage style clothing, and this was what first drew me to The Clementine Dress by Amelie and Atticus, with it’s dear little peter pan collar and delightful A-line shape.
I was very excited to be selected as a tester of this lovely dress and set about making not one but two of them. Because every sibling needs at least one matchy matchy outfit in their closet.
The pattern comes in 7 sizes (Newborn, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10). I made petite 5 year old Isabelle a size 4 and 2.5 year old Pipi a size 2 but I added a small bit of length to both, so they will fit them for longer. For the main fabric I used a delicate soft pink baby corduroy that I had in my stash and for the collar and facing I used a lovely vintage floral. Instead of buttons I opted for metal snaps down the back.
The sew went really well, it was nice and simple and I’m very happy with the fit. As the weather gets colder I plan to layer these with tights a merino underneath, and I have plans to sew many, many more! I guess you’re only limited by your imagination, time … and fabric stash (although my stash is rather healthy so that last one isn’t really an issue for me!) A friend just recently gave me some vintage embroidered linens which I can picture being made into a really lovely collar.
If you want to sew your very own Clementine Dress, then there is no time like the present. Beginning next Monday, the 21st; Thouraya of Amelie and Atticus will each day be sharing a step of the pattern along with mine and the other tester’s creations over on her blog!
So, hop to it! Purchase the pattern from here (if you haven’t already), select your fabric and get ready to join in the fun!