Monday, April 15, 2013

Ansley's Birthday Dress

Ansley's birthday is at the end of the month. A few months ago, she decided she wanted to have a flower party. I'm not sure if we're actually going to have a party but I did agree to a flower dress. She picked out the fabrics and helped design the dress and we love it!!

modified geranium dress (pattern by made by rae) by replicate then deviate

The dress is based on the Geranium Dress pattern by Made by Rae. (You can see her previous Geranium's here)

The modifications are:
lengthened the bodice
added a seven inch zipper
added width to the pleated skirt option (so I could keep the pockets and the a line)
added a second skirt (with no pockets)
added eyelet trim
bias binding on the inside (to make up for my miscalculations with the zipper and the lining)

The fabrics are:
Lush Sky Zinnia Garden by Patty Young for Michael Miller (found at Porter's but here's another shop)- Pretty much the dreamiest fabric! Love the colors, design, and feel
bodice lining- aqua quilting cotton from Joann (google search failed here but I have lots more fabric and cut out another dress in it so you'll see it eventually)
skirt lining- Tiana fabric no longer available from Joann (Ansley really wanted it one day and I don't love character faces on clothes so this is a good compromise)

modified geranium dress (pattern by made by rae) by replicate then deviate

Here's a peek at the inside. Maybe one day I'll buy a double zipper and make it reversible (obviously reversing the lining fabric so it shows right side out when the dress is reversed). . . . And one day I'll learn how to sew a zipper with a lining so that the zipper is between the lining and the outer fabric. . . .

modified geranium dress (pattern by made by rae) by replicate then deviate, interior

modified geranium dress (pattern by made by rae) by replicate then deviate

Silly girl. (curls by curlformers)

modified geranium dress (pattern by made by rae) by replicate then deviate

Thanks for stopping by!

modified geranium dress (pattern by made by rae) by replicate then deviate

8 comments:

  1. it's very pretty, happy birthday!


    Mae

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  2. What happy pictures for a happy birthday gal! Love the dress too!

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  3. What a fun birthday dress! She certainly seems to like it! :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! Your daughter looks delightful in her pretty dress.

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  5. STOP with all of this cuteness already! I mean don't really stop because Ansley is adorable, but seriously...you are so talented Emily! You've inspired me to start sewing! Beautiful girl!

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  6. Love the modifications that you made---The eyelet at the bottom is darling! The fabric is super cute to and so are the photos!!!!
    -liZ

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  7. aw, so cute - I love how you included Ansley's secret lining fabric. She looks so happy with her beautiful dress!!

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