The Dolce Dress from Love Notions is here and it’s going to jump to the top of your sewing queue! It’s on sale for just $7 through Thursday, May 9th.
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The Dolce Dress is the girl’s version of the amazing Lyric Dress. It has many of the same features as the Lyric including multiple sleeve options and the cute button-front bodice.
The girl’s version has the option to omit the button-front skirt and the elastic waist casing in the back makes it easy to get on and off. The Dolce also has a cute back yoke with a gathered back bodice, a detail that I think is adorable! One of my favorite things about Love Notions patterns is the huge size range, 2T-16, making this one my girls can use for a few more years still.
For our version, I did the button-front bodice, plain skirt and puff sleeves. I sewed up a size 8 with a 10 length (her measurements put her in a 7 width but I wanted a little growing room). I also used 5 buttons instead of the recommended 3 buttons on the bodice because I liked the look of them so much.
The fabric for this dress came from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. They just got in a bunch of pretty wovens and I had such a hard time picking one. I love this girly in pink and peach tones and knew she’d be excited for a kind of grown-up fabric choice. It’s a lovely rayon challis with just enough weight to sew up easily but also lightweight enough to drape so nicely. I really adore rayon challis in the summer!
Make sure you check out all the listing photos for a TON of cute inspiration. The other testers really did a great job showcasing just how versatile this pattern is. My sweet Sophie has already requested her own version as well and I think a trio of Dolce/Lyrics is totally in order.