Mendocino Spring Dress
The perfect fit every time! I am so pleased with the fit of this dress for my daughter, Leah. Since I have her measurements stored in my Lekala account, I can make her a dress, top, skirt, or any style, and know that it will fit perfectly without her even being here for a fitting. This time I made her a sleeveless dress with a design element in the front bodice. I changed the pattern slightly, and made a gathered skirt instead of putting in the pleats because I only had enough fabric to do it that way. I also added red piping around the waist. I’d like to try a pleated version and cut it on the cross-grain of striped fabric, like the styling in the picture, before summer is over. Maybe I’ll make it for me.
Fabric: 100% cotton print
Pattern: Lekala.co: –Dress #4282
Notions: invisible zipper, thread, piping
Time to complete: 6 hours
First worn: April 20, 2014 – Easter Holiday
Wear again? My daughter loves it!
Total price: 3 yards $15.00, Pattern $2.24