Sewing for kids: Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise

by Ladulsatina
Sewing for kids: Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise

Last Saturday Cristina, one of my best friends, got married and for the occasion I sewed two dresses for the kids of two friends of mine, Carmen (the bride’s sister) and Marika (the chief bridesmaid).

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton

Both little girls, Sara and Sofia, are one year old. So we decided to make the same model in two different colours.

We chose a beautiful broderie anglaise cotton, blue and yellow, at Tessuti Raponi in Bresso, a town close to Milan. Even the coordinate batiste linings are by this fabric shop.

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Bodice and fabric detail

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Skirt and fabric detail

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Yellow version - skirt and lining detail

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Yellow version - Bodice and fabric detail

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Yellow version - skirt and fabric detail

The pattern is the Lotta Dress by Compagnie M.. I bought it at Abilmente Fair in Vicenza (Italy) last October. I’d seen the beautiful version of Sasha and I thought it was the right pattern for this kind of occasion. I chose to make the simpler version of this dress, that one I think it is better suited for a wedding: bodice with cap sleeves, no folded collar, no pockets and invisible zip for the back.

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Blue version - front

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Blue version - Back

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Yellow version - Front

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Yellow version - back

I made a muslin and the little girls had a fitting in the middle of June. I made these modification on the original pattern:

  • I shortened the bodice by 3 cm
  • I cut 5 mm off the sides next to the armholes
  • I sewed the neckline of the yellow dress (that one for Sofia) with a 1,5 cm seam allowance instead of 1 cm. Sofia is few months older than Sara and she needs a wider collar.
  • The broderie anglaise cotton is slightly see-through, above all in the yellow version, so I added a lining also to the skirts. In this way the dresses are completely lined (the pattern includes the lining of the bodice only).

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Blue version - lining back

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Blue version - lining back

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M in broderie anglaise cotton - Yellow version - lining inside

Here are the little girls with their dresses on the wedding day:

Ladulsatina Lotta Dress by Compagnie M - Little baby Sara and Sofia

I have to say that I like to sew for kids…it’s very fun and the result is sooo cute!

Soon I’m going to post also my wedding guest outfit, so stay tuned!

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4 comments

Marte 27 Luglio 2015 - 13:59

Stunning!!!

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LaDulsaTina 29 Luglio 2015 - 15:26

Thank you Marte! Lotta Dress is so cute! :)

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Serine 27 Luglio 2015 - 20:26

They are so cute! Absolutely stunning :) And they seemed to fit the girls perfectly as well!

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LaDulsaTina 29 Luglio 2015 - 15:25

Thank you Serine! :)

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