I recently made myself a dress using the Cloud 9 fabric Palos Verde but I saved every bit of scrap fabric from the left over pieces. I really don't ever buy fabric that cost this much but it was for a very special dress for myself and I don't ever order anything like this for me so I didn't want to throw a bit of it out. So I pulled out one of Sarah's favorite patterns, the Oliver + S Fairy tale dress and worked some magic!
I was very careful in how I laid out the pieces, I did shorten the skirt a bit and made a narrow hem on it instead of the lovely hand stitched hem the pattern calls for but it was all worth it because it worked out! As you can see she is pleased as punch with these dresses too.
Other than the hem I did stick to the pattern this time around. I did leave of the tulle for the slip to keep the dress light and airy. This is also the very first Fairy tale dress that I was able to sew in day, I was very happy and surprised I was able to do this! I guess it gets easy to make with each dress. ; )
But wait there is more! Ella has a new matching dress too! I was able to size down the Fairy tale dress to fit her as well. I am pretty happy with the fit but I want to rework the collar some more, the final one on this one is still a bit big I think. (But at least it has a nice shape to it)
The Fairy tale pattern and this fabric were made for each other! I just love the way this dress looks on my baby girl. She looks so much older in I think. *sniff, sniff* She has grown so much.
Now I think Sweet pea and I need a mommy daughter date to show off our matching dresses!