A Dress For Lilybird


Long ago, when April and I were gallivanting around from fabric shop to fabric shop—sounds lovely, doesn’t it? ANYway, at one pretty place they had an adorable little girls’ dress pattern from The Pink Fig that stole our collective hearts. So, April spent the next hour or so choosing fabric–a color festival that I’d prefer to watch, rather than participate in. When I’m involved, I keep trying to get things to match and apparently that’s not the thing anymore. Point is–if I let her pick the color pallet–and keep my nose out of it–it will be fabulous.


Those smashing fabrics sat in a bag for months until it dawned on us that it would be the perfect Easter dress for our sweet Lily. Ooooh, it’s been soooo long since I’ve actually sat down and sewed something. It was heavenly.


I quickly got over the color thing and the more I played with all this soft, lovely stuff–the more I loved it.


And to put to rest the idea that an old dog can’t learn new tricks–just lookey here. This, my friends is called shirring and it is beyond cool! If I’d have known that it was so easy to add stretchy stuff to my sewing–oh, my–the magic I could have performed over the years. But there’s no stopping me now. In fact, there’s liable to be elastic rows showing up in all kinds of places.  Heh, heh, heh.


A nice thing about this pattern too is that if you add ties, it’s easy to snug it right up to fit tiny birdies like Lily,


and leave plenty of room to grow.


Oh, and with enough fabric for just the right amount of twirl.


PS~ Beckham’s Easter outfit is an Oliver & S pattern that his mama made for him. I’ll have to find out which one and get back with it.

4 Replies to “A Dress For Lilybird”

  1. oh my gosh that is so cute! I think I spent my whole childhood having people drill into me about having stuff match- they used to call me mrs something when I was little because this woman never matched and I guess I didnt either- so I would never have chosen those fabrics and what I would have missed out on- it looks great all put together! good thing there are people that can see the bigger picture!

  2. What a great job! I haven’t made clothes in forever but all the great new fabric combinations and ruffly skirt patterns sure get my interest for the little girls in my life whenever I’m looking for quilt fabric.

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