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a dress fit for a Queen.

2015 May 13

How are you doing this week? Good I hope? I’m well – and feeling a tad behind – but my list is my own, so maybe I should not try to be so productive?!  I’m excited to be working on more than one  secret project right now. And that means I get to show you other things I’ve made in the past month! I love having a backlog of projects to post about, it makes me feel like I’m actually on top of things.

Oooh! And can I talk about how much I LOVE this fabric? 16th Century Selfie is part of Tula Pink’s latest collection – Elizabeth. It’s amazing, super intricate and Tula Pink has somehow managed to get the facial expression perfect – as usual. She even stares at you while you are sewing! I’ve polled quite a few people and apparently it’s a love-it or hate-it kind of fabric – what do you think?

I love Fabric Spark’s description of Tula Pink’s latest collection “Elizabeth – Daryl writes:

“I’d use {these fabrics} everywhere, for bedding/quilts, drapes, chair cushions, pajamas, the lot. But do it with a sense of humour – why be a princess when you can be a queen.”

So true – a Queen it is! My smallest princess loves her “fancy lady” dress! (and I love the vintage buttons on the back!) This is another Creativ Festival project that I made for Fabric Spark to display in their booth. I used my favorite easy/fast/cute pattern – the First Day Dress from MADE. I have used this pattern to make dresses so many times (listed at the bottom of this post) – and I made a couple of peplum tops you haven’t seen yet too!

Since I’ve already written a lot about the First Day dress in previous posts, I’ll refrain from too much gushing here – suffice is to say that if you like quick projects the First Day Dress pattern is for you. I think my favorite part is the fact that a circle skirt doesn’t require any gathering and still gives the girls’ dresses their required twirl factor.

It’s an amazing base pattern with sleeves (or not) an a-line top/dress and peplum top and circle skirt dress, + lined or partially lined with an attached or unattached lining. Enough already! If this pattern had set-in sleeves it would be 120% perfect.

Spring Bloom Giveaway Winner!

I realized earlier this week that I had not yet let you know that the winner of the Spring Bloom Fat Quarter set was: Mary L! She just received her bundle this past Monday and emailed to let me know. I can’t wait to see what she will make with it!

You can find the Elizabeth “16th Century Selfie” fabric I used for the dress bodice at Fabric Spark in two colourways: Sky or Tart, or check out Fabric Spark’s stock of Tula Pink’s Elizabeth Collection. The lining is a solid from Fabric Spark’s Free Spirit collection.  {The skirt fabric is Elizabeth “Chain Mail” in the Sky colourway and is unfortunately sold out at Fabric Spark.}

Other First Day Dress posts: 

Disclaimer: I received the fabric for this dress at no cost in exchange for this post and its use at the Fabric Spark booth during Creativ Festival. All of my opinions are my own and I won’t  take on projects I don’t believe in. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Ann ( no e ) permalink
    May 13, 2015

    Wahoo !!!!!!! My name came up without having to enter it;) Thank you Sherri for taking time to fix it.
    Love the sweet model, I’ll bet she keeps you hopping. Love the dress pattern, skirt fabric but can’t give a thumbs up to tula’s ‘Elizabeth’. The mouth puts me off. The colorways though are beautiful with the floral patterns.
    I hope you enjoyed Mother’s Day. I spent my day in Waterloo with my DIL and sweet granddaughter. We enjoyed brunch then off for manis and mocktails ;)
    So many projects Sherri ;) When do you sleep? Have you taken your gorgeous floral dress out on the town yet?
    Long weekend ahead for Canucks, hope to spend my time with hubby and my sewing room.
    Frost warnings still abound here so will hold off planting for a few more days. Take care.

    • May 15, 2015

      That’s great Ann! She’s definitely a bundle of energy :) Lot of fun – she keeps us smiling! I’m glad you got to go out with your granddaughter. I bet she loved her manicure! I haven’t gotten out with the dress quite yet – I’m working on it. It keeps being windy and that makes me nervous! I hope you get to sew something! Enjoy :)

  2. May 14, 2015

    She looks adorable in this dress :) The colours of this dress realy suits her (I think it’s becouse it matches with the colour of her eyes?). I love you used the vintage buttons on the back.

    • May 15, 2015

      Thanks so much Mirjam! I have had more fun with buttons lately :) They are so much fun to choose!

  3. May 16, 2015

    I fall into the “love it” category. Fantastic job on this dress!
    I always love Daryl’s descriptions.

  4. May 20, 2015

    I love this fabric and the dress is super cute. The model is the best though! :)

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