Cheshire Creations: Girl's Dress & Bag / Simplicity Pattern S8850 / Mr Fox Fabric

Hi, I’m Gill from Cheshire Creations. I have 2 kids both of whom are petite and I have often struggled to find clothes that fitted, stayed up and weren’t too babyish for their age. I soon got the bug for making clothes with beautiful fabrics that were better quality than what you can buy on the high street.

CHESHIRE CREATIONS grew from my love of sewing about 2 years ago and has led to this opportunity of writing a blog for WeaverDee about my creations made with purchases from their shop.


I especially love making clothes for my little girl, she is very much a Tom Boy but I wanted to make her something girlie for a change. I picked Simplicity Pattern S8850 as it had 2 dress options and a romper, but it was the coordinating bag that swung it for me. My daughter picked out the cute Mr Fox fabric and then we picked the black cotton for the bow.


I cut out all the pieces needed to make option B which is the dress with sleeves but once I got in the zone I sewed up the wrong bodice and actually did option A. Do I unpick the mistake or keep going? I kept going as it was still going to be a cute dress. The bodice came together really quickly, it was made in 2 pieces and then overlapped to create the wrap over effect.


For the bag I used the Mr Fox Fabric.
For the inner and outer parts: Polar anti-pill fleece and heavy interfacing.

One thing to remember is that if you use a directional fabric the pattern won’t be the right way round on all sides.

And here we go the finished items!

Happy Sewing!

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