I'm finally getting around to posting the last thing I sewed during this last Kids Clothing Week Challenge. I'd bought the Farbenmix Whitney racerback dress pattern a while ago, before racerback dress patterns became easier to find (Lil Blue Boo recently released a pattern, and crafterhours has a free pattern and tutorial). I knew when I saw this pretty floral border print that it should be a racerback dress. And now it is!
As with many Farbenmix patterns, the Whitney is available only in German (my fascination with other-language patterns continues), though there is a step-by-step guide with helpful photos. It's a very easy-to-sew pattern that goes together ridiculously fast, especially if you don't first sew the binding to the wrong side, like I did.
I made this one in size 122 for my girl who's generally a 6X-7, and I'm thinking I could have sized down. The neck and arms seem a bit low to me. But that could be because I sewed this on the cross-grain to accommodate the border print. That could result in a little big of stretching and drooping.
Regardless, this is a dress that will be worn a lot this summer. It's comfy, great for running around and twirling a lasso of truth like Wonder Woman.
The very best part of this dress is the back. I want one for myself!
But, let's face it, nothing will ever look as cute on me as on my happy little girl.