I love, love, love this dress!!!! It suits Gracie perfectly! It's girly yet practical ... Gracie was actually doing gymnastics while wearing it the other day :)
The Gatsby Dress pattern (sizes 12 months-5T here and 6-12 here) by Heidi & Finn is a cute twist on a 1920s flapper dress. It's available in an aline or slim style ... I made the slim cut since Gracie is quite thin and it fits perfectly in a size 8. As usual for Heidi & Finn patterns, the Gatsby Dress is well designed and the pattern is very easy to follow.
The pattern calls for stretch lace, which I did not happen to have, so I
chose to use color blocking in place of the lace. Although I love the
end result, I think I may have to order some lace to make the original
version too :)
Gracie's favorite part is the glittery star. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite part too, and I'm not into glitter quite like she is :) We used a fabric glitter kit that Ruthie received as a Christmas gift last year. The girls had fun with it, and I see many more glitter projects in our immediate future!
I love the tie in the back! I made the ties extra long which I greatly regretted once I tried sewing this super stretchy, slippery fabric. I did finally finish, but I have to confess that there were a few pins sacrificed along the way :)
Navy star print - Rayon blend jersey
Grey - cotton jersey from Joann's
Glitter paint - this stuff