It was billed as a princess dress as comfy as a tee-shirt. Well, what tween does not live in tee-shirts?
So I paused on my projects stacking up on the table and set out to test a pattern for a knit princess dress.
Fittingly, the bodice has princess lines and the skirt is a cross between a gored skirt and circle skirt. The skirt can actually be made with knit or with a woven but the woven requires extra fabric and is gathered.
I searched my stash and found the fanciest knit I had and managed to just squeak by without having to purchase more. I very much enjoyed sewing this dress. Even in it's testing form, it was an easy sew and the adjustments she made after our feedback really make it a fun pattern.
The dress is called the Playground to Palace Dress because it is a comfortable way to dress up. If you have little ones that dress up, this would be a great dress for them too because it can be just pulled over regular clothes. But, for a tween, it can easily be adapted for many a version of princess costume.