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.