Today I can hardly imagine that, when I was pregnant, I had no plans to sew for Ava. “No way am I going to spend time on clothes which are outgrown within a couple of weeks”, I thought.
Six months on, I just finished my fifth baby dress, and I am thinking about what an upcoming baby dress pattern could look like. I’m currently at the stage where I’m experimenting with different ideas. And with the most gorgeous fabrics on the planet.
I drew the dress starting from a basic bodice block, and then added some pleats in the front and back.
I finished the sleeves off with neon piping.
The photoshoot was a joy, of course.
People often say that “Ava is such a doll!”.
Sometimes, I think that she literally is.
What do you think of this dress? Does it have pattern potential?
The fabric I used – Valley in Azure
– has only been released a few weeks ago, but it is one of my all-time favorites already. It is part of Leah Duncan’s Meadow line, and I knew that it would be perfect for a dress for blue-eyed Ava. It is the second time I’m using an Art Gallery fabric, and just like the first time
, I must say that their slogan “Feel the difference” could not have been picked better. Softer. Than. Soft.
If you don’t believe me, why don’t you win some
and judge for yourself? I bought this fabric in an Etsy store called PatternCrush
. I was actually looking for some pink Cotton Couture solid (Yes. Pink. Again), when I thought I’d pick up something else as well. Just to get the envelope filled, you know (Any excuse to buy fabric is good, right?).
And I haven’t regretted it. Owner Samantha turned out to be a supernice lady who sews up beautiful garments for herself and her daughter.
Here is a little selection of some of the fabrics PatternCrush is carrying:
Samantha is as crazy about the Valley Azure fabric as I am (she’s sewing a skirt for herself in it as we speak), and she wants you to become just as hooked! She’s giving away two yards of this gorgeous fabric to a lucky StraightGrain reader.
All you need to do is use the rafflecopter widget below to like PatternCrush
on Facebook. The contest ends in one week.
Samantha is also generously offering a 10% discount code
to StraightGrain readers – just use the code *straightgrain* as you checkout
. The code expires in a week (simultaneously with the end of the contest). You might also be interested in her end-of-the-bolt section
, which includes many recently released fabrics at 25% off.
Click here to enter