I have the cutest, cheekiest and craziest niece, who recently turned two. She has a ridiculously sweet tooth to boot, so I couldn't resist making her a cupcake-print Louisa Dress. I've said it before, but I really can't get enough of this pattern from Compagnie M.! Even though I've only made the one version multiple times, the other views are super adorable too.
This time I decided to sew the sleeves in flat, rather than set them in and it was a much more pleasant experience. Setting in teeny tiny sleeves can really test one's patience! Anyway, you can read my thoughts on the pattern from when I first blogged about it.
I used a beautiful denim-look linen from my stash, but I've had it so long I can't remember where it came from...maybe M is for Make. The fun cupcake print was a spontaneous Leicester market buy a couple of years ago. I'm particularly pleased with how the subtle ric-rac pocket trim turned out - this unusual ric-rac (navy with a while lace/crochet effect) was kindly gifted to me yonks ago by the delightful Winnie of Scruffy Badger Time.
And just in case you didn't believe the bit about the sweet tooth, here is the little madam herself, scoffing the remains of a trifle at Christmas!
Pssst! The Louisa Dress pattern is also available in big girl (adult) sizes!!!