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Emily’s Southport Dress

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias

We had picked out the Mini Colfax and the Mini Southport Dress patterns (the mini versions – she does women’s versions for both as well) a few weeks ago. I had high hopes to make them for Natalie’s birthday and our friends’ wedding. So we didn’t really end up wearing them for either event, but it was fun to try nonetheless. It’s nice to have some sort of reason to make something, at least I don’t have as much of a chance to pass it off for yet another day.

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias

I’m so happy how excited Emily was about her Mini Southport Dress! She did ask me almost every day when the dress would be done. We ended up picking the size 8, even though according to her chest measurements it was going to be roomy. I think the style of the dress makes it really flexible to go up a size or so and still look great. Plus it’ll hopefully fit well into fall (paired with a cardigan or leggings). Before you think I just magically picked the right size, I did get about halfway through another size and realized that it was going to be too small for Emily. I didn’t let it stop me for long! I quickly cut out the new size and pieces and finished it right up. I think the smaller size I’ll end up finishing and giving to my niece. It’s probably worth mentioning that holding up the bodice pieces on your child might be helpful. Even if it’s just for a rough estimate.

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias

We love this dress! So summery! I will be making more – they come together super quick and look so put together.

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias


Pattern: Mini Southport Dress by True Bias
Fabric: Leah Duncan Morning Walk in voile


Hope you’re having a great start to summer. I’m hoping to get the sew along going in a week or so. It’ll be casual and relaxed, but hopefully fun!

Emily's Mini Southport Dress - Noodlehead, pattern by True Bias

13 thoughts on “Emily’s Southport Dress

  1. glenda says:

    What a darling pattern. And Emily’s a super cute model, great job!

  2. She looks thrilled. Beautiful summer dress.

  3. Love your version! Your daughter looks thrilled!! I literally just finished my daughter’s Mini Southport on Saturday in an awesome Kokka double gauze. She’s loving it.

  4. Laurel says:

    This turned out so lovely!! And, she looks so happy too!

  5. Kim says:

    Hi Anna, What a great dress on your cute girl! I love it! (What sew-along are you going to do?)

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hey Kim! I’m going to do a sew along for the tunic from my book, you should join in. 🙂

  6. dana says:

    This is so cute! Love the pics

  7. Erin says:

    Super cute! I wish my girls would let me sew for them. Maybe it’s time to make more p.j.’s?

  8. Clara says:

    Wow! This dress is so pretty! I’m thinking about making a jacket for myself out of this fabric 🙂
    Greetings from Germany,
    Clara

  9. kristin says:

    Oh it’s so cute!!! Love the fabric and it’s good to know the pattern is fast – it seems more complicated than that! She looks so happy and adorable in it.

  10. jean says:

    So cute and summery and you can tell she loves it!

  11. gail says:

    i love this pattern, i want to make another one! it’s so pretty in that voile. she is beautiful!

  12. Regina says:

    Love the Southport Dress; also love she’s done a mini! Your girls are so adorable…they’re becoming young ladies, boy does time fly! Ugh!!

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