So big shock here - the pattern is the Geranium dress with a sleeveless bodice and the view B pleated skirt with pockets. I added butterfly wings to the front of the bodice using Ann Kelle Remix in Bright and some rainbow colored buttons from my stash. The bodice is just plain white Kona cotton from Joann Fabric and the skirt is Ann Kelle Remix in Royal. I love the daisy pattern on the skirt fabric and the stripes in the butterfly wings - it really screams spring to me which we had a taste of this week! Yay!
I cut the wings so that it gave a kind of chevron effect with the stripes which I thought was cool. I had originally cut the wings out so the stripes were running horizontally but I didn't like it as much and it did not allow for a lot of the different colors to come through. I was going for more of a rainbow effect so cutting the stripes on the diagonal and in two different spots let more of the different colors show. I added different colored buttons for the body of the butterfly and coordinated the thread for each button.
For the button closure on the back, I used three different color buttons and sewed coordinating button holes for each. That part was a bit of a pain, changing out the thread three different times and having to rip one of the button holes out because it came out crooked the first time - sigh I never want to rip a button hole out again! That really was NOT fun!!
I also did some edge stitching along the neckline and arm holes but you cannot really see it that well since I used white thread. I do like the extra detail of edge stitching though and that is what the challenge was about, detail! I also added my label and did two rows of stitching around the hem.
I really like how this dress came out. Erin was very excited when she saw the butterfly on front. I can't wait until she gets home so she can try it on and I can get some cute pics of her wearing it!
*Here are some pics of Erin in her dress - she just loved it!!
|"Mommy, get a picture of me smelling the flowers. Butterflies like flowers"|
|Flying around like a butterfly!|
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