Hummingbird Dress Maxi Style

I’m so excited about the dress I just finished for my six year old!!  The pattern is from RabbitRabbitCreations on Etsy (she’s got tons of great patterns at great prices! I bought a bundle of five patterns to try out).  I was introduced to this pattern by my friend Emily and I’ve wanted to make more ever since.  The original dress looked darling on Caitlyn but she didn’t love the fabric choices…she’s crazy…those fabrics were awesome…but whatever.

This time she picked the fabrics and this was a trial run version for a third dress that she wants for Easter…made with a knit ruffle skirt!  So I needed to tackle this pattern again, on my own, and make sure I had the size correct.  And check on making it in the longer length like my fashionista daughter wants.

I’m so happy to say that it turned out beautifully.  I always hold my breath with clothing because you just never know until that fitting.  But the size was just right for her.

My daughter is six, but tiny for her age.  She wears a size 6 in a lot of clothes but I can still get her into a 5T if I need to…I made the size 5 pattern for her and it fit beautifully.  I might even take the elastic in the back slightly shorter on the next version.  She’s a petite princess.

The dress is made from a quilting cotton on top, Simpatico, by Michelle Bencsko and the skirt is a lawn from Heather Ross’ Tiger Lily Collection.  It is fully lined as well as I was concerned that the lawn would be too sheer.  It was iffy so I opted to line it.

It took me an evening to sew it together.  I’m not a fast sewer as I think I have mentioned before.  I’ll go faster the next time because the pattern will be more familiar to me.

And thankfully she LOVES it.  I put it on her to try on and forced (err…asked) her to take pictures and now she won’t take it off.  I just asked her if she likes it and she said “I don’t like.  I LOVE it!”  High five mama!

Oh and I hope you have enjoyed her interpretive dance poses.  She kills me.  lol

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13 thoughts on “Hummingbird Dress Maxi Style

  1. You can always tell when a little girl loves their dress how much they proceed to dance in it. Your adorable little Caitlyn loves hers for sure Angela! I just made a quilt using the Tiger Lily Heather Ross fabrics and simply adore them. I am so tempted to try cotton lawn – how did you like the way it sewed up? Is it very soft? I need to start paying attention to little girl's clothing again, now that we have a granddaughter. The first dress you made in this was so pretty too. And you are right that the pattern would make cute dresses for little girls in Africa.

  2. The dress turned out so pretty and I love your little dancer in it!! 🙂 Yes, they do love to dance in dresses that they like, don't they?!! And how are you doing? Is the physical therapy helping? I hope you are doing ok. Hugs, H

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