This precious, smart, incredibly funny, beautiful and gentle little soul turns three next week.
I am so in awe of her, so proud of her, and pretty much the luckiest Mama in the land.
So to ring in her third year (can you hear me sobbing through the screen?), I made what is probably the prettiest dress I've made her to date!
Emmy L.O.V.E.S this dress, so much. She pets it. She hugs it. She squeals words that I can't make out when she puts it on. Hahaha!
And after about 3 minutes of dressform pictures, the agony was over and she got to put on the 'DRESH'!
The pattern is New Look 6115:
It was a really fun dress to make! I gravitate towards these yoked dress patterns all the time, even though I am well aware of how fiddly they usually are. But this one really wasn't too bad. The whole dress took about three nights to sew, an hour or so each night, and way WAY too much Instagraming in between.
The floral fabric is a Maggy London satin from Fabric Mart. They just sold out of it, presumably because all of their Maggy London is 30% off right now. Huzzah!
The periwinkle fabric is a crepe that I can't remember the origin of. I've had it for a while, and it jumped off my shelf as the obvious match for the floral. LOVE. IT.
The lining is a nice high quality cotton in a lighter blue. Super soft and adds more POOF.
I really took my time with this dress. I even hand stitching the facings down. I never do that, I usually just tack them down at the side seams and let them flop about on the inside. MACHINE SEW ALL THE THINGS!
Twirling, and a poor attempt by
Papa me to wrangle that glorious hair.
I cut out the bow pattern piece for the dress but opted not to use it - I didn't want to cover up any of that floral print! What do you think? Add the bow, or leave it as is? The bow would be the solid periwinkle crepe.
The back. What a silhouette, right?!
The seams line up! THE SEAMS LINE UP! Drinks on me!
So there is the dress. Pretty special, eh?
It's supposed to be chilly on her big day (boo... it was 72 degrees the day she was born, so we were holding out hope for nice weather. Ack.), so it'll have to be accessorized with tights and a cardigan probably. But she can absolutely wear this for Easter, too!