This milkmaid dress was definitely not a dress I had in my stash to create. I was browsing Etsy one day and just ran across the pattern by This Is Kachi. The dress caught my attention because it’s not a style I’ve ever created and it seemed simple and fun.
Creating the dress was pretty straight forward. I did watch her tutorial on YouTube before I started the process. It really helped prep me for what to expect, especially when creating the bust cups. It is a pdf pattern with 22 pages to piece together. A large number of the pages were the circle skirt pattern. She breaks down how to create your own circle skirt in the video tutorial. It’s a good pattern an intermediate sewer.
I apparently don’t know how to make a circle skirt because I cut mine incorrectly. I was able to fix my mistakes tho but that little mistake really annoyed me. That didn’t stop me from completing the dress tho. The cups were easy to construct and weren’t a hassle to create. If I were to make this dress again, I will add more room in the depth of the cups because I felt like the girls weren’t too cozy in them. I even added boning to the seams to give the bodice more structure.
The fabric used was a blue tie dyed cotton by Riley Blake Designs and Fabric.com. It was a fun print and the fabric was so easy to work with. I really liked how the dye patterns were soft and not so bold, like usual tie dyed fabric. It gave the milkmaid dress a bit of whimsical feel at the end. I wore the dress on my baecation to Puerto Rico, along with these other looks here and here.
Thanks for reading. Till next time.