I also own the LBB Sienna Dress Pattern, but never made a dress from it. (Only pajama tops). Once I saw that the pre-made dresses she sold had a flounce/circle skirt bottom, I wanted to make my dresses like those. They were so much cuter than the straight ruffle bottom that came with the pattern. I had always planned on figuring out the measurements to add the flounce/circle skirt bottom, but never quite got to it.
When I saw her new racer tunic pattern already had the flounce/circle skirt bottom, I bought it immediately!
(Sometimes having someone else figure out the measurements is worth the money, especially since I know I will be sewing this pattern quite often.)
I haven't yet compared the Sienna pattern to this one, but I'm sure I'll be able to use one of the pattern sizes to get the flounced skirt I always wanted on the Sienna pattern.
The dress was a pretty easy sew. Adding the binding wasn't that hard, though I did manage to get the neck binding seam in the front. Not sure how that happened, but luckily, the binding is made from a ribbed knit and the seam pretty much blends right in! The hardest part (to me) was cutting and taping the pattern together! (I love the instant gratification of a pdf pattern, but I strongly dislike putting them together.)
I just love the reverse seam detail on the skirt. It is exactly what I had in mind when I bought this hot pink serger thread so long ago... I do think when I sew up the next dress, I will subtract an inch or two from the upper dropped-waist part and add it to the bottom of the flounced skirt.
My baby is growing up! Off to Kindergarten in the fall...
Does anyone else have this pattern?
I will be linking up to some of the fun linky parties listed on this here.