Wednesday 13 October 2010

Spring Peonies

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers so after seeing this print on Cass's blog one day I knew I would just HAVE to get some!

This is the Frida dress by Modkid, view B with the capped sleeve - made in Peony Plaid (the blush colourway) and some sweet pink dotted fabric I got from Amitie during their last sale.

This pattern has some really nice options, a tunic and another dress with a frill on the bottom and capped or loose sleeves, also the option of pockets.

Because there are lots of pieces you can mix and match your colours and use up pieces of fabric that are not huge to get it made.

For instance - I made this dress in size 6 and also a size 3T tunic using only 0.5 metres of the dots, that's not bad going!

You can't see it, but under the arms there are little ties - also in the pink dot.
Next time, if I had something suitable, I might think about using ribbon for this feature as making small ties is always fiddly, they do look nice though....

If you don't have this pattern - wait a month or so to buy it as Patty has just re-released it and it now goes up to size 10 - mine stops at a 7.

Easy to sew, cute result and quite versatile - makes it a winner in my book.

Oh, and even more importantly, the four-year-old fashion critic I made it for loves it!


Kate said...

We were meant to have peonies as our wedding flowers but there was a heat wave just before that burnt them all. That was waaaaaaaaay back in 2000. Now we are watching the buds on ours every day waiting for them to pop open.
Gorgeous dress too.

Cass said...

Looks great Karen I love that fabric too

willow and moo said...

Very sweet dress!

Natalie said...

Awww this is so pretty, as is your DD! I love plaid fabric, and this one is just gorgeous

Sally said...

That dress looks great... me thinks I might need to get that pattern for my sweet one.

Little Munchkins said...

This one looks fantastic too! Now, is there going to be a 3rd matchy-matchy dress?