This fabric is from the oldest corner of my stash, purchased on Ebay 13-ish years ago, back when I had the time to sift through countless pages for vintage fabric listings, and the inclination to stay up all night sewing skirts to wear the next day. Every time we've moved, it's made the cut, thoughtfully folded and tucked into a new, heavily edited, box of fabric. It took a lot for me to cut into what's left of such a cherished print. As much as I love this fabric, it seems like I should love the dress more. I really like it, but I don't love it. L seems to be swimming in print. A few alterations are in order.Playtime Dress, made for KCW, but this fabric isn't going anywhere near play time. It will be worn on ladylike occasions when, even a 4 year old, sits with hands placed daintily in the lap.
Cut the length to tunic? Shorten the sleeves to 3/4? I don't think I can bring myself to "waste" any of the length by cutting it off (its just pinned here). I think shortening the sleeves will be enough.