Thursday, October 13, 2011

First Day of School Dress

Addy started preschool a few weeks ago. It was a bit hectic in the beginning, because we switched preschools the day before she started. Earlier in the summer I called our first choice, and they had a long wait list. We finally found another program with availability, and then our first choice had a few kids move out of the area! So far she likes it, and the kids and parents are very friendly.
For her first day of school, I made Addy the Puppet Show Dress (pattern includes tunic and dress length!) by Oliver + S. I knew that I had to use fabric with pink in it, or I would run the risk of her not wearing the dress. I decided to give the pretty Pat Bravo prints a try, and I love them! The colors are vibrant and the fabric is so soft! I feels sort of like a poplin, but a bit lighter weight. This fabric is from an older collection,  Naturella.
Dress front with the peter pan collar:
 Bodice detail:
 Sleeve detail:
 Buttons running down the back!
 Button at the sleeve:
 Love those buttons!
I couldn't get any great shots of the dress on Addy, but here's one that I love:
One of Addy's teachers complimented her on her dress the first day, and Addy actually said, "My mom made it!" Her teacher even asked me after school if I really did make the dress - it got rave reviews!


Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Gorgeous dress for a gorgeous girl! Glad she's settling in!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your model is adorable. And so is the dress!

felicity said...

It *should* get rave reviews - it's beautiful!!

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