How was your weekend? Ours was productive, but gloomy and rainy, which is not my favorite thing. I know we need the water and all, but I need the sunshine. So, I’m hoping we’ll get a little sunshine today so that I can photograph this next collection of pretty things I’ve been working on.
Today, however, I am super excited to share with you another project I’ve been working on. A while back, I was given the opportunity to work with a brand new fabric line, Verona, designed by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake. Emily sent me a stack of fat quarters and told me to create anything I wanted.
Well….I couldn’t choose between the beautiful prints, and so I created a patchwork dress for Miss Olivia. My absolute favorite part of this dress is the “ribbon” detailing on the seams of the patchwork skirt. I used one of Emily’s prints and cut it into strips, which I pressed under to make vertical “ribbons.” I think this detail just pulls the whole dress together.
Another fun detail is the row of bows down the center of the bodice. They remind me of ribbons on the end of kite strings.
You can download the pattern for free on Emily’s blog for a limited time. THEN….the pattern will be available for purchase! (Isn’t that exciting?) So, run over and get the pattern quick! And check out all the goodies over at Emily’s blog. I can’t wait to hear what you think of “Olivia’s Best Dress”!!
Comments & Reviews
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
I love this! that bodice is so stinking cute! Well done Stef! Love it
SOOOO very cute! I LOVE that “ribbon” detail too! Beautiful fabric, and a beautiful dress!
Oooh that is so stinkin cute! LOVE the bows!!!
Fran Kingston Dill says
I saw this on Pintrest and thought it was so cute! I wish my daughter was still young enough to wear a cute dress like this.
I love Verona, both color ways are so pretty.
I’m 30, and I would LOVE to wear this dress. The only thing I would take off would be the lovely kite ribbons on the bodice as they’d be a bit too young for me. Do you make dresses to order for adults stef? All your dresses are so beautiful. Joanna, England
Kristie-Creating Chaos says
Beautiful Stef. I love the dress (& the free pattern!) The ribbon on the skirt is a REALLY nice touch. I never would have thought to do something like that. I can’t wait to use the pattern to make a cute little dress for my Mina.
The Three Sweet Peas says
This project turned out AMAZING! It was fun to see and be part of! Stop by and say hi!
The Three Sweet Peas
That is the cutest! Thank you so much for making it available! Can’t wait to make it for my Goose and baby niece. 🙂
The Davis Family says
I think this might be my favorite dress YET! I LOVE IT!!!
Creations By Cindy says
Oh my goodness! I love this dress…and everything about it inspires me! Beautiful! Now me let me see about this FREE PATTERN! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
cute dress, stef, love the “ribbon” details! congrats on the pattern, how exciting!
Gorgeous. I love it!