Creation: Fun Flowery Print Dress
Fabrics Used: Lunada Bay Voile
The Visionary: Donna, Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Our Thoughts: Donna at Once Upon a Sewing Machine made a spring dress for her daughter using our Lunada Bay Voile fabric. She looks adorable!
The fabrics at Organic Cotton Plus are 100% organic. They have expanded their lines to include knits a well as all kinds of woven fabrics. If you are looking for high quality organic fabrics this is a good place to start. After I was finished with my project, I was left with piece of fabric that I will use in the warmer weather for a summer tunic. We’ve actually already placed another fabric order as well.
I have wanted to sew this dress for quite a while. I love the options of a dress or tunic length and multiple sleeve options. It also has options for a collar, a tie and a knot or any variation there of. I can see this dress being a staple in M’s closet. This is the long sleeve version with the collar and tie. A little turquoise piping finishes the collar nicely. The back closes with a simple button and loop.
Because I chose to sew this with voile I decided to do a full lining. The voile is flowy and light which suits the dress nicely to compliment that and keep the nice drape I used a soft crepe for the lining. The collar and tie are also crepe.
The fabric choice gives this a spring feel, which sometimes is just what we just need. It was a little dark this day but the colors on the fabric have a nice rich feel to them. M will wear tights under this dress and she has also become fond of cardigan sweaters, so no worries with her not being warm enough. I knew the soft feel and the lovely floral pattern would be a win.
She was so happy that after the photo shoot, she did not want to take it off and in fact ended up going to bed in it. Pick your battles when dealing with a 3 year old. I need to say in this time of sewing fleece and flannel and sweatshirts it was refreshing to work with this fabric.