The stories were written and illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley and were set in a quaint little village where Milly-Molly-Mandy would get up to exciting adventures with little friend Susan and Billy Blunt. Adventures like, Milly-Molly-Mandy plays shop, goes to the seaside, goes sledging and goes carol singing.
The stories have been re-illustrated and published but I prefer the old drawings. I remember pouring over this map of the village as a child...
Since Juliette also loves the stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy (we only have a newer edition book), and also resembles the main character, I was excited to sew her up a Milly-Molly-Mandy inspired dress for the Storybook inspired season of Kids' Clothes Week!
I drafted the pattern myself - it is made up of a front, back, button and belt loops and a tie. It is fully lined with the lining peeking out the bottom of the hem.
I couldn't find a stripe that represented Milly-Molly-Mandy in my local fabric store so I purchased a cherry pink and ivory voile and pieced the fabric together myself. (OTT, I know) It took a bit of time but Juliette loves her new dress and loves pretending to be Milly-Molly-Mandy.
The back closes with two button/loops and the small sash can be tied in a knot or small bow.
I hope you like this dress and pattern - I am actually drafting it to become a free pattern! It will be suitable for beginners and is so nice and comfy to wear. I have testers standing by and hope the pattern will be ready for anyone to use in about three weeks. Be sure to follow me on fb if you are interested in hearing when it is all done!
Are you sewing along for KCW? I have two more things planned for the week...will see how I go with my time!!