It's such a great pattern. I love the clean lines and modern feel of this dress.
The Lotta dress has so many options. There are innumerable ways to mix and match.
I was having a hard time deciding which options to chose, so I asked Dan to weigh in. When I showed him this version, he gasped - in the most masculine way possible, of course ;) and said something like, "Those pockets are so cool!" He was genuinely impressed. :)
I really love this pocket option as well.
I chose Palos Verdes voile in La Venta for the bodice. I think that entire collection is perfection.
I lined the bodice and pockets with a light grey solid I had on hand.
The skirt is Kaufman Carolina Chambray.
I went with the button closure for the back. There is another option for an invisible zipper closure. As I was sewing on this dress' nine buttons, I wondered if I should have gone with the zip closure. But I do like this look very much and really don't think you can go wrong either way.
Tia just turned 5 and is petite and on the short(ish) side. Based on her measurements, I sewed the size 4. I had to finish the skirt with a very narrow hem to get the length I prefer on my girls (knee length). They grow like weeds and I'd like their dresses to fit for as long as possible. When I make this dress again, I'll probably add an inch or two to the length of the skirt.
Tarikua loved this dress so much that she did not want to take it off to change into her pajamas this evening. I live by the motto: pick your battles. Last week I let Iris go to the park wearing a panda pajama shirt, horse pajama pants and two different shoes. She chose the outfit herself and Ms. I Do It did not want to have it any other way. Compared to that incident, letting Tia sleep in her new Lotta dress seemed like a small concession. :)