This is how the dress developed. I wanted to make her something light and breezy, something that hinted at butterflies, but didn’t have butterflies stamped all over it. Something fancy for my fancy girl and her fancy tea party. While drooling over the ridiculously expensive eye candy in my Chasing Fireflies catalog, I came across a gorgeous, breezy dress and used that as my inspiration.
The sleeveless dress has a square neckline with a little trim detail and a flowing over skirt with ruffled edging. The gathered over skirt drapes evenly around the back and meets in the middle at the high waistline. I sewed horizontal rows of gathered tulle on the front of the skirt lining to show where the over skirt parts in the front. My absolute favorite part of the dress is the pink sash. I found the silk in my fabric stash and it just makes the most beautiful bow.
I didn’t use a pattern for this dress, just kind of made it up as I went along. If you’re trying something similar, you can shoot me an email and I’ll tell you what I did. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the results. I think it will be just right for Olivia and the type of party she wants. But if I could just get my hands on some of that yummy silk that Chasing Fireflies throws all over their catalog pages, I think I could do a whole lot better.