The Debbie's Birthday Dress pattern from Sewpony is wonderful! It was inspired by one of Suz's favorite childhood books, Debbie's birthday party. So I think this pattern was destined to be a classic!
*The pattern is on sale! Check the bottom of the post for details ;) *
My little model was rather uncooperative, so please forgive the grumpy pictures. ; )
Debbie's Birthday Dress is a vintage style sleeveless A-line dress with two main views. View 1 has a separate bodice with trim and view 2 has a center split front, peterpan collar, and pocket.
There is a simple one button closure with button loop in the back. I made view 1 with a few minor modifications.
Before I forget, let me tell you that I was able to make this dress in a size 5 from a 1 yard remnant that had pieces already cut out. How sweet is that!
The pocket isn't part of view 1 but I just couldn't resist it. It is fun to mix and match different views!
I also added in some piping along the neckline, bodice bottom, and pocket.
I couldn't find my lovely lace trim for the bodice, so I made a pintucked panel instead. The little buttons on the front play on the pop of red in the panel fabric.
We decided to fly inside for a hot cocoa break...
...but the Kiki bird landed on the swings instead.
And, what do you know, now she's all smiles!
The Debbie's Birthday Dress pattern has a lined bodice but it was super easy to put together. Suz provided great directions and pictures in the pattern. And I love the way she made the bottom of the dress to keep it from puckering when it is hemmed! Genius, I tell ya!
Thank you Suz SO much for the great pattern!
***And, heads up readers, the pattern is on sale for just $5 through the end of October!***
It is available in sewpony Vintage's Etsy shop. You are sure to enjoy it!
And that wraps up my Kids Clothes Week sewing for fall. But I won't let that stop me. I have lots more fun fall sewing in line!