Spring is here in Texas, and the wildflowers are in full bloom!
Wildflower viewing is one of my favorite things to do. I look forward to this season every year, and I am very happy if we get a good weather on weekends :) I drive around the countryside looking for the fields of flowers. I have been doing this since long before Momo came along, but now that she is with me, this is a "must do" in spring. Taking the kids' pictures in the Texas state flower bluebonnets is sort of Texas tradition.here), there was no surprises. I skipped installing the side zipper, because I knew it was not necessary, at least for Momo. The dress has the perfect party dress look...
*UPDATE -the link to the pattern is here. Thank you, Scary!
I have been saving this butterfly fabric for a few years. I bought it when I just started sewing for Momo. I went to a local fabric store and saw this Micheal Miller fabric in the clearance...and I got all they had, which was like 2 yards. That was more than enough to make a pillowcase dress, and I felt the fabric should be used for something else...so it sat in my stash box. And now I felt this was THE pattern for the fabric, since the huge back bow is kind of like butterfly wings.
The solid orange is not a quilting cotton. I am not exactly sure, but it could be chambray. I am not a fabric expert ;o I got it from Hancock fabric clearance last year. It is very soft and light-weight, which is great because the butterfly fabric has good weight. The dress would have been too heavy if I used the same weight fabric for the lining.
I thought about what to do with this low V-cut view. I prefer it to be brought up higher, but the bow will not look right if it does not meet at the "V" point. Then I would have to make the dress in A-line and make the bodice and skirt in one piece. And then if that is possible, I will have to install the zipper...just too much to think about, so I decided not to try ;o
Spring is just too short, and soon it will be too hot here. But for now, we love to go out enjoy what the nature offers :)
Linking up to those fun parties.