Today I want to share with you a sweet dress that I made for my daughter from one of my favorite Wee Gallery, Dress Me For the Playground, fabrics by Dear Stella.
I was so excited when I first saw these fabrics at Fall Market 2014. They are just too precious and immediately knew that I would have to make at least one dress for my five year old daughter. I was motivated to sew a short sleeve dress for an upcoming vacation to Florida (far from our snowy northern home).
But a disclaimer: my daughter ended up with pneumonia and doesn’t quite look her normal perky self in these photos. I may be a stage mom though because gosh darn it, I toted that dress all the way to Florida and sewed it the day before the trip…so I was going to get those beach pictures. lol
I used a “easy” pattern from Simplicity for the dress. I’m calling foul on that. This was NOT an easy pattern. That neckline is tricky and requires some very precise sewing. But I plowed through because I’m up for a challenge and well…the pieces were already cut. 😉
I was extremely pleased with myself by the time I got to this point. I’m convinced they put trim on the pattern picture to cover those neckline seams. lol
Still, pneumonia, tricky seams, a random beach on Sanibel Island…and I’ve managed to capture exactly what life was like this at this moment. It’s such a sweet dress and I can’t wait to see my daughter wear it here when it finally stops snowing around here.
We even managed to snag a family photo…poor girl was feeling so bad here. I promise she had a good time and was on good meds by then. But boy was I lucky to even get these shots. I must REALLY love this fabric. 😉