The dress I’m showing today uses a fabric which I bought exactly a year ago. It was sold in a very weird shop, and had no brand name on it. But the quality is incredible: it has a very fine thread count, is soft and light, and can probably best be described as a cotton voile. I bought two meters of it, and sent one of it to my friend Rachel – more about that at the end of this post.
So far, I made two dress for Ava (this one and this one). Back then, I drew the patterns rather hastily, and only in Ava’s size, but they fit perfectly. This time, as I plan to release this pattern later this year (with some more options), I decided to make a digital patterns for ages 1 to 24 months, based on my pattern drawing handbook. I knew that this handbook significantly overestimates kids’ measurements, so I picked one size too small for Ava. Unfortunately, it is still too big, and Ava looks like a rugby player in it.
Still, I couldn’t resist sharing these pics. She’ll grow into it in no time.
I combined the fabric with golden piping I bought at Julija’s.
So as I mentioned, I also sent a meter of this fabric to Rachel from Stitched Together, in the context of the Mailbox Surprise series. Today, she’s showing off the dress she made from it for her gorgeous daughter Tarikua. Check it out here, now!