Scarlett was so excited about this dress she could hardly hold still while I sewed on the buttons. She wanted to go out and dance around in it right away!
I keep finding her wearing it, which is great, but not ideal at the moment, because we're saving it for her to wear to Tess's birthday party. It's just that there's been a lot of painting and cooking and the usual stuff going on... and it would be a shame for it to look too well-loved before the official debut.
It's no wonder she loves wearing it--it looks so fun (I love yellow and pink together!) and the fabric (Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voile Coloring Garden) feels amazing. I have been keeping it in my stash for the right thing and Delia's "Look 5" dress from the new Five and Ten Designs ebook is perfect.
I'm sure you've seen some of the beautiful stuff being sewn from this ebook. So many great looks! I really love the way Delia designed the bodice on this dress with the half-moon piecework to match the contrasting side panel in the skirt. And the construction was so much fun. Makes me think again about quilting, or at least doing more piecing.
So many great possibilities depending on the fabrics you choose. You can "up" the contrast or not. In addition to the original dress by Delia, I love the versions sewn by Jess and Stef. They each look so unique, don't they?
This ebook from Five and Ten Designs is such a great concept: a basic bodice pattern with tutorials from 5 different designers for 10 different looks. I loved seeing their different design personalities play out in the patterns, and learning about their preferences for different dress construction options. You can always learn something new by watching someone else, and this ebook gives you that times five! Plus it's a great little tutorial on how to alter a basic pattern piece. You can read all about it right here.