After seeing an amazing array of dresses the past month from Brown Paper Packages, I wanted to make a patchwork one. I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to my projects, with working full time and having two little ones who I love to spend time with, so, I wanted to make a slightly easier one (Brown Paper Package's dresses are gorgeous!! She really is an incredible seamstress!)
I took out the sewing machine tonight, along with some squares of fabric that I cut, and began sewing. Row one had six 6x6 squares; row 2 had 8; row 3 had 10, and row 4 had 12. Using a loose stitch on rows 2, 3, and 4, I gathered each row a little to add it on to the previous one. This gave the dress an outward, flowy look.
I love contrasting prints, which is why I chose a ribbon that had some brown in it, to match the squares, but also threw some pink in. I think it's cute when the patterns stand out from each other. I also added in a matching hairclip that I can put on a headband and in her hair.
I absolutely love how this dress turned out! I can't wait for her to wear it out somewhere. I think my favorite part is that it's (gasp) blue and brown, and not pink! I know, I know, I am the queen of all things girly and putting my baby girl in pink, but I do love these colors with her olive skin tone.
Ah, enough ranting about sewing. I'm going to end with a couple pictures of my super-cute babies, just because I can ;) lol:
My princess with her sunglasses, bink, and of course shirt praising daddy.
My bug-a-boo helping mommy make brownies in his new apron we made. I keep hoping he'll grow up to be a chef on the Food Network ;)