My girl turned 6 a couple of weeks ago (yes, I’ve been on denial for quite a while) and, as expected, I sew her a new dress.
I did choose the pattern (which I knew she would love) and her favorite colors (she’s not that much into pink, but she does love bright colors and prints):
Do you recognize the pattern?
It’s the Georgia Vintage Dress by The Cottage Mama (size 6, obviously) and she couldn’t be more pleased about it. She love it so much, she wore it 2 days in a row and even asked to sleep with it (which didn’t happened).
I was lucky enough to be one of the testers for the Cottage Mama patterns and while I didn’t actually test the Vintage Georgia dress, I follow the testing phase and knew that I would need this pattern: it’s absolutely stunning, Lindsay managed to capture the vintage vibe so well (sleeves, front bib, precious collar, gathered skirt, you name it. Everything is there), her instructions are flawless and it’s just the sort of dress any girl would love (or at least, my girl).
Despite the details, the actual sewing was quite simple (this took me 4 hours from cutting to modelling) and the outcome is just as amazing.
The pattern has quite a few variations, but I tried to keep it as simple as possible. I did however, added a lace trim around the front yoke, which might have been a bit “too much”.
Maybe it was because of my fabric choices (recently I’ve been moving towards softer hues), but I have mixed feelings about this dress: I love the pattern (do try it, if you have the chance) but the actual dress just doesn’t feel right on her: it’s stunning, but I find it a bit “different” (sorry, can’t find the proper word in English).
Maybe my fabric selection wasn’t the most suitable … (again, I love the fabrics, but the whole outfit seems “too busy”)
On a side note, and because I often get questioned about my boy’s wardrobe, here’s my current favorite pattern for boy’s pants: Oliver + S Art Museum pants.
The never-ending winter lighting (I know, it should be spring by now) and the fact that I’ve used Hampton Twill Solid in Midnight (these are intended for school-wear so they had to comply with the school uniform policy) didn’t do much for the photos.
I bought this pattern when it was released, but kept postponing making the pants (too many excuses). I can’t tell you this is the most easy fast pattern I know (it’s not), but the outcome will make you so proud – after it was done, I just kept admiring the outcome.
I followed the original pattern (with faux fly) but I already have plans another pair (for weekend wear) using the tutorial for adding a front zipper fly (my boy’s request plus a coordinating vest).
And I might even explore the “shorts” option – these would look great for summer school wearing.
The fit is great on him – slim fit which looks very flattering on him and just enough details to make a little boy happy: belt loops, front pocket and back welt pockets.
Although poor winter lighting made it difficult to document the outcome, I had to share: he had some very specific ideas for modeling: reading his current favorite book and drinking a glass of water (he’s 7, lol).
Of course, there’s no way he could have his own photo session. Someone else wished to be included …
These two are the best friends (they plan on running their own farm when they grow up) and the sweetest little persons I know.
And just for your info, they are not twins (she’s 6 and he’s 7).
Precious, right? (love the way, he still kept his pose. We all love our little “drama queen”)
xx Ana Sofia