Tea Time Dress/ New Look 6884
by Amy Mayen
Does this dress look familiar? It’s New Look 6884, the same pattern I used for Bella’s Tomboy Dress.
Bella wore her Tomboy Dress out shopping with me this weekend. A couple of stylish ladies stopped her and asked where she got her dress. She told them “Mommy made it!”
They asked her to turn, spin, fussed over the little bow, and declared the buttons were “to die for”. So Bella wanted another one. I happily obliged!
I call it the Tea Time Dress because it looks so dainty and feminine. But my kid won’t be sipping tea in it. She beats boys on the monkey bars.
I used another vintage fabric, with another delicate floral print. I don’t think the small prints photograph well, but I love the way they look in real life.
I used more vintage buttons. These buttons make my heart flutter.
my little Bella
I didn’t have quite enough fabric to complete the bottom ruffle. I didn’t use a bottom ruffle on the previous dress, so I knew the length would be fine. I added lace at the bottom.
There are matching shorts again. I’ll probably make these for all her dresses.
Because, well…she’s a wild monkey.
She isn’t a fan of standing still for photo-shoots either.
But at least you can tell this dress “plays” well. I think it will survive a while!