Miss P finished her costume last night just after bed time. Whew. She thought it was a lot of work and there may have been some unhappy words at the thought of HAND sewing the snaps and inner ties. In the end she did the hand sewing and was THRILLED to have done it herself.
She told me this morning that she thought she was smiling in her sleep all night!She put one of her dress up tutus on underneath to give it a little fullness at the top of the skirt; it was pretty droopy without the extra fluff.
It is a good thing that the dress is long because we didn't have time to complete the look with period footwear.
A colonial dress has been on her wish list since our visit to Colonial Williamsburg two years ago. I am happy that SHE is happy.
The pattern is from my vintage children's sewing pattern collection.
edit to add- I helped speed things along by using the ruffler foot on the featherweight to gather/ruffle the lace. She glue basted the lace to the front panel befor stitching - that was much easier than stitching the wiggly pinned lace.