Monday, March 21, 2011

OMTWI-Wear Green

Sorry about the lack of posts last week. Heather was holding down the fort all by herself because I was busy moving to New Mexico. Great work Heather. Now I am all settled in and ready to share some crafty knowledge. First I wanted to share my craft from the competition last week. I know you are all dying to know which one was mine, lol.

For those that don't know I posted the HONEY BLOOM DRESS.

Nothing says March like flowers and green. I love the smells that arise in the beginning of spring time. The green grass, the new blooms, and little kids playing outside enjoying the fresh air. This was my inspiration for the wear green challenge. When I saw the challenge I knew right away that I wanted to make a little girl dress, my favorite craft to make.

I searched through my supplies and collected a variety of materials that I thought would work perfectly for this project. First I began with the base of the dress and I found the perfect print. Michael Miller Honey Bee Honey Bloom. Could the name say spring any better? I actually bought this material for another project but it was too perfect to not use for the challenge. Then I looked around for some inspiration and figured out how to make the dress special. I truly believe it is all in the details and that is what makes this dress different from any other.

I used a triangle lace trim that I got at a craft fair for $1 a yard, some small yellow roses, and some white ribbon around the arm holes to give it a charming touch. I also love pleats so I added 5 rows of pleats along the front of the dress and instead of letting them hang freely I decided to top stitch them down which creates a bubble effect on the bottom of the dress. After all this and some further evaluation I decided the dress was missing something. As I was milling through the options, (fabric flowers, another ribbon, some more roses, buttons maybe?) I decided a simple white ruffle around the neckline would be perfect. The ruffle is soft, and sweet. The perfect touch to a little girl's spring dress.

I asked my friend if her little girl would model it for me at a playdate. She loved how easy and comfy the dress was as she danced around for pictures. Another little girl at the play date liked it so much she wanted to be my model too. So I took some pictures of her in the same dress. I can't wait for my little girl to have her turn wearing it this spring.

This pictures really don't do it justice. The pleating is so cute and the fabric is a soft cotton which makes the dress comfy and easy to wear. Gabriella really loved modeling for me she was so adorable posing for the camera. Thanks to everyone for voting and keeping me in the competition.


Susie B said...

Hey, I voted for that one! Waaay cute! Great job! I miss you already, but am glad that I will still be able to follow you here! Good luck in your new space. It will be fun to see what fun crafty things you will do to make your new house a home.

kate said...

oh this is super cute! Yay for ruffles!