Here is another dress I created during KCW. There were some mishaps sewing this one, but I got it done!
Fawn Lily Dress for the first time. I have had the pattern for a while, and have been meaning to try it. The curve design in the front bodice is beautiful, and I love how the piping makes it stand out.
I picked this lilac flower print with gold accent out from my stash, Momo loves anything that sparkles, so I was hoping she would love this one. Then I got the gold dots print from Hobby Lobby to go with it.
Normally I prefer longer dress for Momo, but I only had 1 yard of this main fabric. I cut the skirt pieces as long as I could out of 1 yard, and ended up above-the knee length.
I made crossover yoke, pleated sleeves, and gathered skirt option.
I could not do anything to the front bodice, but I took in the sides so the arm holes would not reveal too much.
Because of the unique design, lengthening or trimming the side of the bodice is not as simple. I do love the design and love to sew it again, but need to figure out how to add length properly.
The way sleeves covers the yokes is smart, but I did not quite understand it at first. I was doing simple bias tape option, and it was not simple, at least to me. First try left me with yoke edges exposed. I have seen several Fawn Lily dresses sewn by various people, and I have never seen anyone talking about this issue. In fact, everyone is praising the pattern and its clear instructions. So this made me feel really stupid about myself... :( Looking at my pieces and flipping them around, I realized I had to place the yoke pieces in angle a bit.
Also I thought the instructions on sewing the side seams and sleeves did not match, but again, no one else is complaining.
It was not a smooth sewing, but I feel good about finally trying out this pattern. As I said, I do love the design and want more of this dress if I could make it to fit Momo. Momo seems to miss the twirl factor a little, but says she likes the dress.
I made the orchid flower crown too. I love how adorable little girls look with the flower crowns. I have made several for Momo but wanted a new one with summer feel. Orchid is sold year-round and not just for summer, but it is a tropical flower and feels "summer" to me. Momo has just 1 more week before her summer holidays begin. We are so ready for some summer fun!
Linking up to those fun parties.