Thursday, January 5, 2012

Emma's butterfly dress

Have I told you how much I love the Portabello Pixie Claire pattern?
I stole this pattern from my Mom and vow never to give it back. It's just too dang cute. I have loved every single dress I've made from that pattern and more, the kids love them, too.

 So when my niece Emma requested a butterfly dress, I knew it'd have to be a Claire.

I'm usually not a fan of butterflies, but I had this adorable fabric from Hobby Lobby in my stash (Mom actually bought it for Lucy and I never made anything for her out it... yeah... I was in the doghouse for using it for Emma instead of Lucy... ooops) But I really like how it turned out and I think I have enough left over to make something for Lu.
I used the Designs by Juju butterfly applique set for the apron and made my own bias to go around it using my easy tutorial and the Simplicity bias tape maker.
As much as I loved making the dress, I had even more fun with the bows. Ella and Lucy are not so in love with bows anymore, but Emma still loves them! I used GGDesigns butterfly stitchies for these.
Aren't they cute!?
Oh! I remembered to take a photo of the back, too. I usually forget that. I wish I had a picture of Emma in her dress, but I only have ones of Boos. Oh well.... Wondering how I'm coming on those teacher's gifts?... still procrastinating. When this killer head cold finally goes away, I'll be coming out of the gate swinging. I have so many projects in mind.


BConky said...

It's cute

Happy Together said...

How adorable! I'm really digging the hair bows too :)

Amsing Family said...

This is adorable! You have an amazing eye for putting these dresses together, the princess ones were such a fun idea. After seeing your pictures here I did a quick search for the pattern you mentioned... with no luck. Do you know where I could find it?