I am going to start with Butterick 3405 which I made for both Sofia aged 11 weeks and Lilly aged 11 days and you can see them both sporting their mini bridesmaid dresses. These were really quick little dresses to make up - a dream after the other dresses, and both girls did their part to make this a truly memorable wedding.
There were no real changes to the pattern other than the fact I fully lined the dress - I just used the original dress pattern, folded the pleats to remove them from the lining and then stitched the lining right-sides together in the normal way. The back fastenings wer just Prym poppers (easy).
the pattern didn't go down small enough for Lilly so I just put a pleat down the centre of the front and redistributed the pleat markings and took the sides in and reduced the length........ it was like making a doll's dress ha ha.
- Interlined all pieces with crisp organza (including the bow to make them stand out)
- inserted an invisible zipper rather than the suggested lapped zip