Pattern: Millies Flutter Dress/Millie Rose Patterns
Tessa's Knit T-Shirt/Create Kids Couture
There is just something fun about a tiered dress. Probably because there is so much more fabric on the skirt then a straight cut skirt. The twirl effect is magnificent. I caught Olivia twirling in the dress, while I was playing with the settings on my camera.
And yes, she is always dancing. As a matter of fact, she never sits still. LOL. I guess that explains why we have such interesting pictures.
So, this is the Cranberry Avalon Dress. A lovely red floral print, with coordinating pink and salmon flowers, as well as green and brown tones. I had originally wanted to put Olivia in a dark brown petal legging, but the temperatures are still around 95 degrees here in Florida. I just could not put Olivia through that kind of torture. Once the temps drop, I will have her model the dress with our leggings. They are a perfect match. I designed this dress specifically for Thanksgiving and Fall/Winter temps.
I also tried another new pattern. I get asked all the time if I sell some of the t-shirts that Olivia wears while modeling. My answer has always been no, because I bought them. Last year, I spent a long time looking for a boutiquey tee, but I could not find one. The next problem I ran into was the size range that most pattern drafters were offering. Nowhere could I find a pattern that ran sizes from baby to preteen. So of course, I was very happy when the ladies from Create Kids Couture offered Tessa's Knit T-Shirt. Although this shirt I made runs only from a size 2-8, I must say I was incredibly impressed with the pattern and the fit. The pattern was easy to understand, and I loved how easy everything went together. The neckband was not too big, and the petal sleeves were a perfect fit. I was really impressed with this t-shirt, and decided to offer it in my shop. Just click on this link to take a peek.As I mentioned yesterday, I will be offering this dress as a flutter dress, or with a classic bodice. The flutter dress will have an elasticized back. The classic bodice will have buttons in the back. One other thing I forgot to mention is the sash. The dress on my daughter has a sewn in sash. The dress shown above on the mannequin/form has regular sash, that is not sewn down to the dress. Both options are available. So for those of you whose daughter prefers not to have a sash, you can opt to have a seperate sash mailed along with the dress. The choices are yours to make.