In the middle of all of my swimsuit sewing, I took a break to sew up this sweet dress. I’m really in the mood for all of the warm weather sewing and this dress just hit the spot.
Working with Riley Blake is a treat and I love being able to sew up their new lines. Stardust by Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes is such a fun line and was a pleasure to sew up!
I picked Glam Glasses in mint as our main print and paired it with Scallops Peony. I love the retro beachy vibe of the whole collection.
To keep with that retro feel, I sewed up the Byron Bay dress by Little Lizard King. The simple silhouette screams 50’s housewife to me. I sewed up a size 10 according to her measurements and lengthened the skirt a bit for her height (she’s a 14 for height).
The elastic back means this dress will grow a little with her. I love the look of it too!
I kept things simple and used snaps instead of buttons. I can’t remember the last time I used snaps and I love how easy and quick they are!
To finish off the look I sewed up a Lilly Bow Scrunchie from Little Fish. Rachel shares a genius way to make a scrunchie using your favorite hair elastics and the end result is just too cute!
This dress makes me want to head to the boardwalk and eat ice cones as the sunsets. It just makes me think of all the simple pleasures of life!
2 thoughts on “Riley Blake Stardust”
I am so glad I found your sewing blog. My daughter just started middle school this last fall and it is so nice to see sewing projects for tweens! It can be tricky to find something they like. You have mentioned in other posts that you keep the designs simple and I think this is the trick for tweens.
I was wondering where you purchase your Riley Blake fabric from?