As well as making Stella the Croquet dress when I was at Sewjourn earlier in the month, I made Simplicity 3515 for Clare.
Simplicity 3515 is a Hannah Montana pattern including a jacket, cropped pants, dress, mini dress or tunic. Clare chose the mini-dress length, without the pockets.
The dress is gathered gently at the centre front and centre back to a curved yoke. It is also gathered into a band at the centre front. Ties extend from either side of the band and wrap around into a bow at the back. This brings in the sides of the dress and gives some shaping.
The armholes are finished with bias binding, turned to the inside and stitched into place. This was a terrific opportunity to use another border printed fabric from Darn Cheap that I have had in stash for a little while. I think that it works beautifully with this pattern.
Yes, Clare likes it! This dress is a great tween choice, I think. Little girl enough, grown up enough. I used size 8 for Clare, but the pattern goes up to a girl’s size 16.