Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sewing: Georgia Vintage Dress (Cottage Mama Pattern Tour)


Today I'm sharing a Georgia Vintage Dress for Tess. Love that rhyme. I'm such a sucker for things with a classic southern air so, busy or not, I couldn't resist Lindsay's invitation to be part of her pattern blog tour. I just loved this Georgia Vintage Dress pattern! In fact, I'd been pinning some children's dresses things with similar ruffled sleeves and apron skirts, so when I saw it, I thought, "here it is!"


Lindsay has been busy! This pattern is one of four new Cottage Mama patterns she is releasing in both printed and PDF versions. (You can shop for them here.) And she has a book of classic sewing patterns coming out soon too. 


I enjoyed everything about sewing with this pattern. Especially the high-end details, such as french seams on the skirt. But I agonized about selecting my fabrics! I nearly gave up in fact--I just couldn't find the right combination. I wanted the dress to look sweet and old fashioned.


Luckily, on Sunday evening I pulled this combination together from my stash. I had the floral striped fabric from a Home Fabrics purchase. It's a lighter weight home decorating fabric with no info on the selvedge sadly. It's a beautiful embroidered piece. You'd have to hold it to appreciate the detail. I love the yellow, pink and white together. Perfect for this dress, but I could imagine it in some Austrian interior. Wouldn't it be great over a goose down duvet?


The pink floral fabric I used for the blouse portion is a JoAnn exclusive fabric. I only had 1 fat quarter, which I purchased a couple years ago. I was so happy it was just enough!  


Because these fabrics are so closely matched, which I love, I opted for a bright white collar. And then I had to add the baby rickrack. I think it's just the right amount of contrast and detail. 


I love Tess in her pinafore dress. 

You should see the other beautiful things being sewn on this tour. Check out the schedule below and visit The Cottage Mama for the roundup.


16 comments:

9peasMom said...

That dress is precious, and she is darling in it - I would be so proud, truly it is beautiful!

Tammy said...

So adorable!

Linda Lee Steaples said...

Absolutely LOVE this dress and your choice of fabrics makes it perfect the ric rac is so darn cute and your little one is just So LOVELY IN HER NEW DRESS GREAT JOB!!!! You captured vintage & classic at the same time... Linda Lee, Thanks for sharing

Lindsay Wilkes said...

You did such a great job on this!! I absolutely adore the rickrack around the collar and I think Tess looks so precious in her new outfit. Great job selecting fabrics!! Thanks for being part of the tour, Anneliese!

Federica said...

Complimenti! E' meraviglioso, non so perchè ma mi fa venire in mente Alice nel paese delle meraviglie!!!
Federica

Terry Kessinger said...

This little dress is perfection and it looks perfect on her.

Melissa (Melly Sews) said...

So cute! Love that rick rack on the collar.

CateyG said...

This is just exquisite. The pattern is lovely and your fabric choices are perfect. You nailed it! I love letting little girls look like just that, rather than rushing to make them look grown up.

CBH said...

Words fail me. This dress is beautiful, gorgeous. The marriage of those fabrics is just perfect.

I have often wondered when you talk about your stash - (possibly not right place to ask) but how to you buy for your stash? If you see fabric you like, how do you know how much yardage/meters to buy?

Is it just me or is Tess a blonde Audrey?

resolution - learn to sew like Anneliese, pine for your eye ;)

Christine

sisforsewing said...

So perfect!
I do love your fabric choices (as always. I just ordered a madras print based on your previous post ...) and your sewing is so exquisite- Perfection :-)

Charity said...

This dress is just incredible! I love the fabrics you chose, and the tiny rickrack. It's beautiful. I love the pattern too.

GrayColors said...

This was the perfect dress for Tess. Very cute! Love the collar detail. Looked like embroidary until i read it :-)... Beautiful work!

Falafel and the Bee said...

That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabrics you chose, too!
~Michelle

Stef said...

Sooooooo pretty, Anneliese!! That baby ric rac is to die for and I can't get over how pretty these fabrics are. Ah-mazing!

sherievon said...

I have just discovered your blog via a pin on Pinterest - it is beautiful - congratulations and thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips and patterns- as for your daughters - they are all stunning and so lucky to have such a talented Mum.

mariska drost said...

I think the dress gorgeous! Only I can not open the cartridge because I would love to also make one in size 44

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