I've been so busy this winter working on my blog redesign, setting up the Spring Sewing Camp and then my spring collection that I've finally felt compelled to back away from work related pursuits to focus on sewing some family spring get ups. Edie, of course, comes first.
First project she wanted me to giddy up on was something, anything, made with the fabric that grandma brought out with her on last year's visit. It has all things Edie loves splattered throughout; butterflies, flowers, pink, purple. Whoops, no fairies though. The pattern was from Mani Mina. It's called the Chic Everyday Dress. Super fast and easy whip up. Seriously only took me an hour from cut to finish.
But this one was even faster! The first dress was well recieved but Edie's face really lit up when I presented her with this one. This is the Olivia dress from Farbenmix. Sorry that that link is all German but here's another shop that offers these uber-cute frocks in English but couldn't find Oliva there. I did find heaps more of Farbenmix and Studio Tantrum - sheesh. So much cute to sew in this lifetime! I made her this one I think two times before and then I just noticed that the pattern sizes go up to nine years old. Who's going to be the cutest nine year old in town?
I have a mountain of organic cotton fleece I purchased for my shop so I dipped into that stash and picked out a procion dye colour called 'Bubble Gum Pink' - perfect! I just want to shove this little thing in my mouth and blow bubbles it's that cute. And the heart I cut out of some pink hemp canvas I've had kicking around forever. I love how the warp and weft make it look like it was painted on with water colours.
The Olivia pattern also includes a pinafore that poofs up when you pull on a top secret release cord hidden in the seam. I'm going to make her one of those just as soon as I can get my hands on more hemp muslin. Heads up on some cuteness coming around the corner; Kale insists that he needs a dress just like this too. My sweet little snag (sensitive new age guy).