Well, January is half-way through and I finally starting to post some of the projects that were completed (and worn) last year.
In order to make it a bit easier for me (i.e. less embarrassing), I won’t tell you which occasion this dress what sewn for (if you’re curious, you can check the sneak peak here).
Luckily (for me and my erratic blogging schedules) this dress is as perfect to wear now as it was 3-weeks ago.
Lately, almost everything I sew for my girl becomes an instant favorite of mine and, most important, of her. The fact that she gets to be involved in the process definitely has something to do with it – she’s now my “official assistant” with the task of selecting fabrics and patterns (with some guidance, of course, but it does make a huge difference).
She loves dresses and it’s very feminine when picking her clothes but she’s not a huge fan of pink, so it’s difficult to choose a “pink” print that pleases her (and that actually fits my requirements – quality and price).
This lovely muted pink viyella-type was a love at first-sight – the colors are perfect for my “non-pink girl” and it’s really soft.
We both love it and I knew it would be perfect for a special dress (it was purchased in early fall precisely for this occasion).
I used the Myrantine blouse pattern from Citronille (modified to dress-length) and the outcome was exactly what I was looking for. Simple and understated dress that is also suited for making the transition to spring.
On Christmas day, my girl was gifted a lovely wool short-cardigan that matched the dress perfectly.
I love this shade of pink and I’m so glad we have found a way for keep adding pink to her wardrobe.
PS. I just realize that this dress would also look perfect for Easter 🙂
xo, Happy sewing,