I love this Apron Wrap Dress! I have made it in just about every size from 12 months to 8 now, and in all sorts of combinations: patchwork madras for the end of summer, pink and green paisley for the beach, and now a "woodsy" japanese import print with red gingham on the reverse for Scarlett's Woodland Picnic birthday. I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I think layering this dress for Fall is perfect for our change of seasons.
The simple, linear shaping of this dress is a really fun foil to the full ruffler blouse. I love the way it frames Scarlett's face. A turtleneck would be fun too. Is that so throwback?!
The reverse of this dress is great faux bois fabric from Joel Dewberry: Woodgrain fabric. I love faux bois.
I think the it looks terrific with the red gingham. But Scarlett prefers to wear the yellow "critter" side out. (It's another Cosmo Textiles japese import print, which I purchased well over a year ago and can't find online currently.) And Audrey said of the faux bois, "it is a little weird, Mom." I love her honesty!
Well, I would wear the faux bois side out but Scarlett can make the pick for her party.
So this means the birthday party outfits (and balloons) are ready to go (thank you KCWC for the extra push!). Tess isn't getting something new. She may wear this little critter dress from Scarlett's first party. Or perhaps something warmer. We'll see what the weather does. Seems like it was just summer!
This also means the Apron Wrap Dress pattern is finished an available in my Etsy Shop! So happy to cross it off my list! It is designed for sizes 1 year to 8 years! I am offering it at 30% off through October 21st with the coupon code: INTRO30. And, if you leave me a comment here, I'll pick three random winners Tuesday, October 18th to receive the pattern free.
Have a great weekend! Isn't it Friday yet?