When Delia asked me to sew up the new Five & Ten Design dress by the end of August, I don't think she meant the very last day. ;) But here we are. I barely made the deadline once again.
Have you seen this floating around the blogging world, yet?
It's a basic pattern with 10 variations designed by 5 bloggers. The ebook is full of beautiful photos and instructions on how to create each look.
I love all the options it gives you: side placket (the one I chose), an open back, cap sleeves, gathered, A-line, a mix-and-match smorgasbord of sewing goodness.
Olive's birthday was coming up and I try to sew them birthday dresses (usually they're late). Her loves are elephants and yellow...and twirling, of course! My little ballerina.
I added the aqua touches of piping and glass buttons closely spaced. I stitched the skirt opening shut from about 2" below the waist to the hem instead of having to come up with a closure. We'd be late every time she wore this dress if there were buttons all the way down! ;)
I took Olive out of school to take her on her birthday lunch date with me and to get her first pedicure, which she is examining. She chose neon orange with flowers. I think I enjoyed watching her more than she enjoyed the experience. The lady in the school office asked where we were going and I told her that Olive had requested Thai food. After she picked her jaw up off the ground she gushed about how great that was. I had to agree with her. I love my Olive.
She filled our time with the retelling of a book her teacher is reading to them in school, although she couldn't remember most of the characters' names, but I loved giving her ALL of my attention instead of just 1/6th. She talked so much she didn't even finish her chicken satay.
Go check out the 5 and 10 design book and make something fun!
what a gorgeous dress Katy, and bonus - I happen to have that fabric and was saving it for a special project. You just totally inspired me!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness. where is that fabric from??ReplyDelete
The aqua piping and buttons make a great contrast. That's an adorable dress!ReplyDelete
a beautiful dress for a beautiful child. She looks really happy to have your undivided attention. :-)ReplyDelete
That's the perfect dress in which to eat Thai food!ReplyDelete
My daughter has a particular fondness for Indian food -- especially lentils and chickpeas-- and that amazes lots of adults. Although she's only 7, I can see a gap year in Asian in her future. At least she won't starve ;)...
Katy. You have outdone yourself! I love that print, and the piping makes it pop so beautifully! I love everything about this!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I love all of the little details you always think to include...super cute and tell your birthday girl Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
Stunning photos - love the color and fabric combinations you chose. It turned out absolutely gorgeous! Thank you, Katy!!ReplyDelete
my kids love Thai food, we go to a great little place where the owner knows them, and loves to tease my son for wanting it spicy, and my daughter for wanting her curry at .5 heat when the scale is usually 1-5!ReplyDelete
Oh, beautiful! Those colors are terrific! Twirling yellow crinoline underneath - just perfect!ReplyDelete
And I love the little birthday story. So sweet.
Love this Katy, as I do all of your creations! Love the story behind it, that it was made from fabric just perfect for Olive, that you combined several looks to get this one, and of course it is impeccably sewn! Wow...and you matched up those elephants!! !!!ReplyDelete
You amaze me. Thank you for the review!
Love the dress!
Nice that you color coordinated the chairs as well. Detail, detail.
Love the fabric and the dress!ReplyDelete
Such a great dress! Love the colors together and the closely placed buttons. I've been noticing the enthusiastic button placement on some historical pictures lately and love the look. Nobody in my household but me likes Thai food. Do I need to have six kids in order to have one what will eat it with me? I was going to be done at three but....ReplyDelete
I could easily see this pattern converted to adult size. with quite as much width in the skirt.
Beautiful, love the fabric, love the whole look!ReplyDelete
This dress is positively perfect! Love those darn elephants and the piping is to die for. Your Olive is very impressive indeed.ReplyDelete
Wanted to leave an "official" comment on this dress even though I already commented on IG - this dress is SO great!! If you want to send it to Oregon in a few years, I'm sure Em will still be a huge elephant fan. Oh yeah, you already have a few little sisters to pass it along to... ;)ReplyDelete
Love the color combo. Great job! Your work is always so inspiring.ReplyDelete