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Birds & the Bees is such a fun line... lots of prints and tons of color! I let Emmy choose her own prints for this dress, and I think she did great! She's definitely having a purple moment right now...
I was having a hard time deciding on a pattern until the Blue Ridge Dress appeared... OMGPERFECT. Jenn from A Jennuine Life's version sealed the deal for me. How freaking pretty is that. Wicked freaking pretty, that's how.
The Blue Ridge is a brilliant inaugural pattern by Hello Holli and I recommend it to the moon and back.
When the inside is as pretty as the outside...
Em choosing her favorite butterfly... lol. :)
Pattern: Blue Ridge Dress and Top by Hello Holli
Fabric: Birds & the Bees via Michael Miller available in shops now!
Have a great week, all! More soon. :)
Pattern: Designs by Call Ajaire - Paneled Sunsuit
Available exclusively at UpCraftClub through this weekend.
Fabric: Deliciousness from the Imagine Gnats shop - Teeny Dots Double Gauze in yellow, and Chambray Union Stretch in light indigo. YUMMY.
I am a hopeless sunsuit/romper/onesie fanatic, so this pattern is perfection to me! It's got an incredible size range, and a fit that isn't 'babyish' on my five year old. You know what I mean?
I made View A, the short sunsuit. I was actually a tester for this pattern, so I can tell you first hand how much effort and detail went into its design. There are some great techniques and details in the Paneled Sunsuit - whether you've been sewing for years, or are new to the craft - you can create some seriously gorgeous and well-finished looks with this pattern!
Just take a look at ALL THE OPTIONS included in the Paneled Sunsuit pattern... I mean. C'mon!
As if this is not enough, Ajaire is offering a FREE newborn-sized version of the tank, so you can get a feel for her style of pattern-ing. Trust - it's FAB! Detailed to the max.
Speaking of details...
Pattern: The Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations
Fabric: Rayon something from I can't remember where! (I want to say Fabric Mart.) I've had it for years. It's like a heavier challis with a white/silver metallic glaze. GLORIOUS. The skirt lining is purple charmeuse and purple tulle, both from fabric.com. The bodice lining is just unbleached cotton muslin (like so) from Jo-Ann. Super soft.
Shoes: Borrowed from Princess Belle (thanks, Belle!)
Accessories: My belt, from Forever 21, I think?
Other notes: This was such a fun sew! It was so easy to make, the instructions were great. Em wanted a purple dress this year for Christmas (wha?? why??) so this was what we settled on. We both love it! I think this would be a great great Summer dress in a lawn or voile... dreamy.
So that's Em's 2014 Christmas dress! I can't wait to share more of the goodies I've made over the past few months here on le ol blog.
Have a great week, all!