Candy Castle Pattern's Bubblegum Dress is a great base with lots of options. There have been a number of options to add-on to the original, and the latest is long sleeves.
I'm always a fan of dresses with long sleeves, it opens up a lot more possibilities with when to wear the dress.
These are the basic hemmed sleeves. The pattern add-on includes a number of versions of the sleeves: hemmed, ruffle, bias tape finish. And there's also the option of some elastic pulling in the upper arm (casing or shirred).
Being a wrap dress, there's a lot of 'wiggle' room in the fit. This is a size 5/6 for my girl who normally has a size 5 chest and 6 length - spot on! The sleeve length has been lengthened slightly in the finished pattern.
I picked up the ribbon for the ties on special for 20c a metre. She was fascinated with the bumps along the edge. I like the vintage feel that it gives.
The fabric is a twill weave. Not sure what fibre, but really soft and drapey (maybe a cotton or rayon)
The bodice is lined. For a bit of extra warmth, there's enough room in there to throw on a long sleeved tee and leggings underneath should finish it off.
The lined bodice gives the opportunity to break out some of the decorative stitches in my machine. This heart motif was a good combination of pretty, but not painfully slow.
And can we just spend a moment looking at the matching of those stripes.
Candy Castle Patterns are having a Black Friday Sale. You can grab 25% of any of the Bubble Gum Collection (dress and add-ons) until November 26, 11:59pm MST. Use the code BLACKBUBBLEGUM to grab your bargain. I've been eyeing off the Parade Maxi Dress, and the Lollipop Pi Circle Skirt.