Lauren is one of those people who seems to be good at everything, and this pattern convinces me of that even more! It is professionally put together, from the pattern pieces to the instructions, and I really love the finished product.
The pattern comes with options for both an open back version and the closed back version that I made. I love the look of the open back as well though, and I’m sure I’ll be making that at some point.
The dress is sleeveless, with ribbing around the neck and armholes, but I decided to add sleeves. I should have extended the shoulders slightly for better sleeve placement, but that was a total oversight on my part. Luckily, knits are super forgiving and other than the fact that it bothers me that I didn’t think to change it, it doesn’t affect the wearability of the dress.
I made my skinny 2 year old Lola a size 18m, and the fit is perfect. I couldn’t be happier.
I love that the Soleil Dress PDF Pattern can be customized in so many ways. It’s been fun seeing all of the different versions popping up along the tour. It is the perfect easy to wear, summer dress for Lola. Comfortable, cute, and handmade – just how us sewists like it, right?!