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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring Fever Goes Formal

There's a Pattern Remix challenge going on over at Project Run and Play this week using the Spring Fever Dress pattern by Jessica at Me Sew Crazy.  So, I set aside my snips and snails and puppy dogs tails pile of sewing projects and managed to squeeze in a ruffle-y, girly party dress.
Jessica's original Spring Fever dress looks like this.  It has an adorable buttoned-up back bodice and layers of ruffles form the skirt.
Here's the sugary sweet remix I came up with...
It's perfect for Easter, a flower girl or wedding, a fancy party, or playing dress up in Mommy's high heels!
I took the detail from the rear bodice and switched it around to the front and added a touch of lace at the edge.  I kept the flutter sleeves and trimmed them with lace too.
I added a wide waist band with the stripes running horizontally to drop the waist and elongate the bodice.
I took away one layer of ruffle on the skirt and made a high-low hemline (which shows off how beautiful the fabric is both inside and out).
Ahhh, this fabric...I ran into it at a fabric warehouse on the remnant table and got a super-great deal on it knowing someday I'd find a use for it.
When I saw the pattern for this remix, I thought of the silk in all those pretty ruffled layers and knew it was time to pull it out of my stash.
The contrast fabric is a tapestry swatch also from the remnant sale.  It sure did make some pretty buttons!
Is silk the most rational choice for a toddler's dress?  Perhaps not, but this silk was a heck of a lot cheaper than cotton, so why not have some fun...
kick off your heels and dance the night away!


  1. I love the cut of the dress and how the stripes go different directions. I really like how you made the back go into a point. She looks like she's ready to go to a tea-party. :D

  2. Omg I LOVE this dress! The photo is precious too...the shoes just killed me.

  3. You did an amazing job! So very pretty.

  4. Very cute! Love those heels :)

  5. This is 100% adorable! Fantastic remix!

  6. There is seriously nothing I love more that little girls in ridiculously fancy dresses. (Nothing.) SO I LOVE LOVE LOVE this--the fabric the lace the bib...so much fun!!!

  7. This is so beautiful! My daughter would adore being treated so royally!! I love the picture with the women's shoes :) We are starting a link-up party on Thursdays at allthingswithpurpose.com. We would love for you to join us!!

  8. Very clever and Very Cute !!! Love the fabric and trims !!

  9. I am dying over that fabric and your adorable remix right now. Absolutely beautiful - oh, how I wish I could get my hands on some of that fabric.

  10. So, Adorably cute and fun!! Love the fabric choice. You did a Fabulous job!!

  11. I love the high low shape of the skirt. It's beautiful from the back with that fabric!

  12. Wow beautiful!! I love your fancy dress take!

  13. Cute dress!

  14. The dress is just beautiful and it is so nice to see a little girl in a girlie dress. The heels were adorable......I am sure this will be a memory your little girl will have forever.

  15. Wow! You have some serious talent and your daughter is one lucky girl! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

  16. i totally want that stripy fabric! it's soo adorable


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