When I first opened my package, I have to admit that I groaned. A print, and a large scale, vibrantly coloured one at that!
But, I soon became excited as I flipped through my pattern binder and dug through my stash.
I chose one of my own patterns, the Seashore Dress, Top, and Tunic. This pattern is great for showcasing a large scale print because there are no seams below the empire waist. I cut it at tunic length so that my daughter could wear it to school with leggings or jeans.
Just a reminder that you can get this pattern, or any other of my Gracious Threads patterns for 20% off with the code KCW2014!
|She is explaining that first she was nervous about school…|
The only change I made to the pattern was to add some piping between the bodice and the skirt. I used a pretty swiss dot for the bodice and lined it with some cotton batiste I had leftover from another project.
|…but now she is THIS excited!|
If you would like to see what happened to the fabric that I sent, check out Upcycling? Refashion That. Looking for more inspiration? Check out this whole list of blogs that participated all week!
Monday July 21stStephanie — Swoodson SaysJamie — Salutations LouisvilleAshley — Sewing SoberKathy — Handmade Dress Haven Tuesday July 22ndTasha — Friends Stitched TogetherJanelle — Emmaline BagsKim — Sew & Tell with Mama EggoApril– Open Sky Creations Wednesday July 23rdAmy– Friends Stitched TogetherDanica — The Sewing SparrowBethany — Two NovembersJessica — The Berry Bunch Thursday July 24thChrissy — Muse of the MorningFenna — Fabulous Home SewnMelissa — Rebel and MaliceIrene — Sugaridoo Friday July 25thJess — Gracious ThreadsEmily — Tangible PursuitsRoxanne — PensebroxMegan — Upcycling? Refashion That Idea.