One of my fondest memoires as a child is chasing fireflies with my sister in the warm summer evening just as the sun sets. When Sarah Jane Studios came out with the Wee Wander fabrics I had to have the firefly prints for my two little ones, it just takes me back to those carefree days.
First up is Sweet pea in a Birthday Party dress, a.k.a. an Oliver + S pattern. It's the first one I have sewn her using this pattern. I did make a size 5 thinking the 4 would be too small. I now think it would have fit just fine but with the 5 I know it will fit all summer long and just maybe next summer too.
I think she loves this fabric as much as I do too. She wouldn't sit still so I couldn't any pictures of her. (This also might be due to I have been sewing for her brother and myself lately so she was super excited to have a new dress) I love the A line shape of this dress and the pleats are so lovely! The pattern makes it super easy to make the pleats too, it just took some time. I stitched the insides of the pleats to help hold the shape of them, with five kids I don't do a whole bunch of ironing other than when I sew. ; )
I made the front button placket on this one, I fussy cut it so that a jar was right at the end and there is a MOP star button on the "inside" of the jar. I used the oval MOP buttons on the back of her dress. They just seemed like fireflies themselves sparkling in night air.
I really don't know why it has taken me so long to sew this pattern but I really enjoyed every minute. I love every little detail of it!
Prince C birthday outfit is going to be made out of the same fabric...as soon as I get to it! Right now I ma working on an outfit for Mr. G I cut out for his birthday. I do have the pants finished and I did start on his Sketchbook shirt so maybe I'll get to it by the end of week, maybe.