Nothing shouts warm and cozy like clothing made from shirting flannel!
I love how the fabric made sewing this dress easy. Shirting flannel is so comfortable too. If you've ever worn shirting flannel you understand it feels like you're wrapped in a soft, flannel blanket.
I had a hard time finding a shirting flannel that my daughter liked. I ended up choosing these black and white fabrics which complimented one another. They are a perfect match for a classic, casual winter dress.
The trim on the large checked sleeves is the tiny checked fabric. I love the way the small and large checked fabrics were able to play off of one another adding more interest to this dress.
The pattern I used was a vintage Butterick #3842.
The pattern shows a raglan three-quarter length sleeve, patch pockets and neckline binding. It also shows a ruffle at the end of the sleeves but I opted to add self-made bias tape from the small checked fabric instead. This pattern was fun and easy to sew. I would recommend this pattern and of course the fabric is just amazingly soft and snuggly! Perfect for a chilly winter day. xoxo Grandma
Linked as my favorite thing I sewed for a child in 2016 to Project Run and Play. I love the vintage pattern used and the warm shirting flannel. I want a dress made out of the same cozy fabric.