It’s been ages since I made a dress for one of the girls. I did want to have more of a handmade Christmas last year…my intentions were good but unfortunately this is as far as I got!
Last year I was in desperate need of a particular fabric and I rang what seemed like every patchwork shop in Melbourne. One shop had it, so the girls and I jumped in the car and headed out to Gail B’s Patchwork in Bayswater. It is a HUGE shop and while I was browsing I heard a loud and excited squeal from the next aisle.
“MUMMY! Can you buy this for me PLEEEEEAASSE!”
Anna had found a bolt of Ariel the Mermaid fabric. Oh dear. It is no secret that I am not a fan of licensed / character items and clothing. She was so thrilled with it I just couldn’t say no. So a metre was purchased along with half a metre of a coordinating Moda aqua polka dot. And a fat quarter of an awesome Kokka frog fabric that I had never seen before. And the fabric that I needed that they had in stock. Then I left quickly – otherwise my credit card would have taken a beating.
I used the Tye Dye Diva Fair & Square dress pattern. Easy instructions and it was a fairly quick project. I definitely recommend it. When I was making the bodice I freaked out a bit that it was too small, but it is perfect – the bodice on this dress is really just a neckline piece.
All these photos were taken when we went to the Melbourne Zoo last week – we go often as we have a yearly membership and it is fairly close to where we live. We met my friend and fellow blogger Abby from Things for Boys and Anna and Lucy had a great time with her little boy Roman. Abby was wearing an amazing maternity dress she had made herself!