Last post I mentioned we had the pleasure of doing a fashion show as part of UQSM. Since it was sponsored by Cotton + Steel I decided to sew up a dress so my oldest could join in the fun. (My youngest daughter wore this dress and was in heaven walking the ‘runway’!) I picked out this Amalfi Herb Garden cotton from Fat Quarter Shop with more Project Run and Play winnings and knew I wanted to make this sweet girl a dress. The fashion show was just the deadline I needed to actually get it done! I have such a love/hate relationship with deadlines- I hate the pressure of HAVING to sew something but I LOVE actually getting a project done.
I used the Pixie Dress from Violette Field Threads (another PRP prize) and love, love the result.
The dress came together so quickly and I love the simple style. The bodice features dolman sleeves and a center panel. The panel seams are the perfect place to add lace or trims and I just had to add this pretty crochet trim from Hobby Lobby to the bodice. I love little details like that!
The back has a v-shape with shoulder ties to keep it in place. The fact that there are no zippers or buttons makes for a quick sew.
We both just love this sweet style and she’s already requested another one. We both absolutely love the stripe versions on the patterns cover and I can’t wait to recreate it. I think this style is such a great one for tweens. It’s not too young-looking and it’s so comfortable. She was so eager to wear this to church after our first photos.
I love that sweet smile from my girly! She feels happy and confident and that’s worth it all!